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Lolita
Lolita is a widow with five grown children. She owns and operates a grocery store. Lolita has been engaged in her business for over 12 years and earns about 8,000 PHP a month.

Lolita joined ASKI to gain access to financial services. She wanted to help improve her living situation and increase her ability to engage in business activities. Lolita has successfully repaid a previous loan. This previous loan was used to purchase baby livestock.

Lolita is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase snack foods, drinks, noodles, and spices for her store.

In the future, Lolita hopes her business will sufficiently expand to allow her to help meet the needs of her children.

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
  • 1289
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,916,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lolita to buy snack foods, drinks, noodles, and spices to offer for sale in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 25, 2012
Listed
Aug 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013