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Alma is a young entrepreneur within her local community. She has owned, and been running, her general store for seven years and is able to generate an income of 5,000 PHP a month. She is now happily married with one child. Alma aspires to succeed in life and with her business. In order to expand her stock of a variety of merchandise such as soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, shampoo, spices, assorted biscuits and detergent soap for her general store, she is requesting for a loan of 12,000 PHP. She knows that through expanding the variety of merchandise she offers, she would be better able to satisfy her costumers' demands, gain better income and minimize her fare expenses in going to, and from, the market where she acquires her merchandise.

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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
  • 2063
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,219,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Alma to buy a variety of merchandise including soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, shampoo, spices, assorted biscuits and detergent soap for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013