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Erlinda is a hard-working mother to her four children. Two of her children are married, and her two children currently work. It's been nine years since her husband died from an illness.

Erlinda's first business is vending of native cakes, vegetables, ice candy, meat and fish. But due to hard work and patience, she is able to have another business, which is sewing of curtains within her local community. According to her, she was able to raise her children alone, through the income gained from her vending activity. She is really thankful because, despite her situation as single mother, still she is able to manage her business and family wisely.

At her age, she hopes to improve and make her sewing business stable, so she will have something to use when she gets weak. With her determination and aim to succeed, she is asking for additional capital of PHP8,000. The loaned funds will allow her to buy garments for her sewing business, and to buy some vegetables, meat and fish for her food vending activity. She hopes to obtain the amount she requested, in order to make it possible to realize her dreams.

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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
  • 1941
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,100,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Erlinda to buy garments for her sewing business, and to buy some vegetables, meat and fish for her food vending activity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013