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Elma is 39 years old. She is hoping in lifting up her family from poor living. She engaged herself in selling of beauty products in the village. Through this she’s able to provide daily needs of her family.

She wants to improve and boost her income. This caused her to requests a loan of PHP 9,000 to purchase lotion, face powder, lipstick and hair wax. She hopes to achieve her requested loan to further improve her businesses and increase her income.

Additional Information

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
  • 993
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Elma to purchase lotion, face powder, lipstick and hair wax.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 23, 2013