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Marilyn is a 38-year-old woman who is confident she can lift her family out of their poor living conditions. She promised herself that she will provide a better life for her family. There are many businesses that she has been involved in, but her direct-selling business has continued to operate. She has been in this business for over three years. She wants to improve and boost her income from day-to-day sales. This led her to request a loan of 35,000 Philippine pesos to purchase perfume, shoes, blouses, cologne and lotion to sell. She hopes to obtain her requested loan to further improve and increase her income.

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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
  • 718
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,241,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marilyn to purchase perfume, shoes, blouses, cologne and lotion to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2012
Jan 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014