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Marilyn dreams of lifting her family out of poverty. She is 36 years old. She operates a store in Centro 2, Angadanan, where she sells a variety of products. She has been in this business for four years. She usually earns a minimum of PHP 1,500 a day, which is used for food and allowances.

Marilyn’s needs additional products to sell in order to increase her profits. Therefore, she is now asking for a loan of 40,000 PHP to buy condiments, canned goods, noodles, bread, sugar, coffee and beverages to resell in her store. In the future, she hopes to grow her business.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 357
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,739,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marilyn to buy condiments, canned goods, noodles, bread, sugar, coffee and beverages to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013