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Relita is from the village of San Fermin. She is 50 years old. Relita is a single parent who has a strong determination to lift up her family from poverty.

Relita is engaged in a food-marketing business. She has a mini-grocery store in the market, where she sells a variety of foods. She wants to expand her business. To make that possible, Relita is requesting a loan in the amount of PHP 30,000 to buy vegetable oil, eggs, ginger, onions, garlic, salt and more food to sell. These additional items would help increase her sales and thus boost her profits. In the future, she wants to provide a progressive life-style for her family.

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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
  • 1437
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,143,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Relita to buy vegetable oil, eggs, ginger, onions, garlic, salt and more foods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013