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Marites is 47 years old and widowed. She lives in a rural community with her two children. Despite the hardship of living, Marites aims to become financially stable so that she can provide her family's needs and support the education of her children. Due to the high cost of commodities and school fees, she is engaged in the hog-raising business to generate additional income. She planned to strengthen this business to generate sufficient income. Due to inadequate capital, she is asking for an additional of PHP 30,000 to buy feeds, vitamins and vaccines needed in hog raising. Through this financial assistance, she believes that she will make an improvement in the business and she hopes that she will become successful in the future.

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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
  • 1873
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,001,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Marites to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for her hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 26, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013