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Due to the hardship of living, Marlyn engages in selling 'buko' pies (coconut pies), corn and 'buko' juice (coconut juice) in the local community. This is her way of helping her husband in generating income. Being responsible parents, they aim to educate their three children and give them a better life. In this regard, Marlyn aims to strengthen her business to generate a higher income.

Due to financial constraints, she is asking for a loan of P 25,000 to buy more stocks of corn, 'buko' pie and 'buko' juice for sale. She believes that this loan will be a great help to improve the business and hopes that she will be 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.

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
  • 750
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marlyn to buy more stocks of corn, 'buko' pies and 'buko' juice for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013