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Elvira’s favorite quotation is “she works to live not she live to work”. Elvira is married and has two children. Her husband is a farmer working in the Philippines.

Elvira is engaged in selling fragrances and other cosmetic products like makeup, lipstick and lotions. Elvira’s goal in life is to uplift their living and not encounter financial shortages. To smoothly attain her goal, Elvira also engages herself in a hog raising business for an additional source of income for the family.

Elvira is requesting a loan of PHP 50,000 to buy feed for the maintenance of her hogs. She will look towards the success of her present business and whatever business she may have.

Additional Information

About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.

This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.

ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1402
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,122,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Elvira to buy feed for her hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2011
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012