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Patricia lives at Pussian, Alcala in the province of Cagayan (Philippines). To make a living, she sells fruits and vegetables to the people in her village. Her spouse is a carpenter. Together, they are raising five children. Patricia has been selling fruits and vegetables for over five years now. She would like to improve her sales, so she is asking for additional capital of 12,000 PHP in order to buy cabbage, eggplant, string beans, and bananas to sell. Someday, she hopes to keep improving her sales and meet her customers demand for affordable prices. She hopes this will improve her income from the business. Patricia also hopes to renovate their small house.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 255
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,061,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD