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Norlyn is from the village of Zamora. She is 34 years old and is married to Rodrigo.

To make a living, Norlyn has engaged herself in selling used clothes or "ukay-ukay" in their village. She usually sells pants and kiddie dresses in small amounts. She has been in her business for six years and earns about PHP 1,500 a week.

At this moment, Norlyn is asking for a loan in the amount of PHP 10,000 to buy more t-shirts, pants and more used clothes to sell. She hopes for the development of her precious business in order to provide a better life 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1889
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,096,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Norlyn to buy more t-shirts, pants and more used clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013