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Sewing has been the business Pacita has been involved in. She has had this kind of business for 20 years. Aside from sewing different kinds of dresses, she also runs her livestock business. At her age, 58, she still enjoys making different kinds of dresses.

Pacita would like to seek additional capital in the amount of PHP 8,000, which will be used to purchase garments, thread, and one piglet. She hopes that she could get this loan in order to satisfy her customers' demands and to maintain the good quality of the dresses she sews. In this way, she could earn better profits which will serve to help meet her family's needs.

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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
  • 1477
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,115,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Pacita to purchase garments and thread for her sewing business and one piglet for her livestock business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2013