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Michelle is a small entrepreneur who cooks and sells food for snacks and daily meals to the people in her village. She is 42 years old and has a child whom she is sending to school.

Michelle would like to keep serving her customers delectable meals. For this, she is asking for a loan of PHP 9,000 to buy meat, vegetables, and rice to cook and sell. She hopes to keep extending good services and delicious meals to increase her income.

Someday, with good earnings, she will build up a larger stall to comfortably sell her merchandise.

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
  • 716
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,275,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Michelle to buy meat, vegetables, and rice to cook and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013