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Samiarah is married and blessed with five children. Two of her children currently go to school, while the three left are still infant-age. She aims to educate them and give them a better way of living. So, to make her dreams come true, she patiently runs her clothing stall.

Samiarah offers clothes and jewelries inside the market. She has 6 years of experience in running this kind of business. She is really glad and thankful because her previous loan had a great impact in improving her clothing business. She utilized her previous loan in re-stocking her stall, which gives her better sales and income. Since she paid back her previous accounts, she is now asking for another loan amount of 30,000 PHP. This requested loan amount will be used to buy more clothing such as clothes for kids, teens and adults, men's and women's. Samiarah hopes to generate more income and satisfy her costumers' demands in order to encourage more costumers to buy her products.

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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
  • 863
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,390,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Samiarah to buy more clothing for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012