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Jesusa is a proud mother who lives in Amulung with her spouse and children. She is operating a small business in the front of her house and sells grocery items to the people in their village. She earns approximately P5, 000 each month. It is used for meals and allowance of her children who are in high school. She is asking for a loan of P21, 000 to buy more goods to sell. She will buy canned goods, soft drinks, sugar, and bottles of vinegar and cooking oil. This will help increase sales and income as well.

She hopes to keep giving good service to her costumers and that she will grow as a successful retail store owner.

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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
  • 1889
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,096,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Jesusa to buy canned goods, soft drinks, sugar, and bottles of vinegar and cooking oil to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013