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Amelita is from the village of San Juan. She is 47 years old, married, and has two grown children. Amelita owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. Amelita has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month from it. Amelita is asking for a loan to gain access to financial services. She believes they will help her improve her living situation and engage in business activities. Amelita is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional products to resell, such as canned goods, spices, drinks and snack foods.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1057
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,429,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Amelita to buy canned goods, spices, drinks and snack foods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013