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Genaro is a 44-year-old married man from Albur, Bohol. He has three children. The eldest is 22 and the youngest is 13 years old. He engages in making calamay, a sticky sweet delicacy. He has been in this business for 25 years. He earns 10,000 PHP each month. This is the source of his income.
Genaro is requesting a loan to buy two sacks of glutinous rice, sugar, and a plastic box. These are the ingredients that are used in making calamay. The plastic box is used to store the calamay. In the future, Genaro hopes to expand his business. He wants to send his children to school. He is also hoping for a better life.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1311
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,977,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Genaro to buy two sacks of glutinous rice, sugar and a plastic box.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013