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Narcisa, 45 years old, is from the village of Santa Isabel Norte, in the province of Isabela. She is married to Ronilo, who works hard on their own farm. The couple has four children.

Narcisa has been selling vinegar and soy sauce in their village. She purchases these items in huge containers and retails them in small bottles. Narcisa generates a net income of PHP 5,000 monthly from her business, which is of great help in providing for the family's needs.

Narcisa is planning to re-open her general store but she has insufficient capital to purchase various commodities. She is requesting a loan of PHP 30,000 to be used as additional starting capital for her retail business. She hopes that, with the help of lenders, she will be able to pursue her retail business to provide a better living for her family. She hopes that her loan will be approved.

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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
  • 1858
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,075,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Narcisa to buy products such as canned goods, spices and beverages for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013