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Marites is a 45-year-old married woman with two children — one boy and one girl. She has been selling fruit and vegetables. She is a hard worker and is well known in her area, with a good reputation and special products and prices. Marites is applying for a loan amounting 15,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) in order to increase her merchandise with fruits and vegetables specially requested by her customers.

She hopes to be able to reply to her customers' requests and fulfill her family's needs.

Additional Information

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
  • 1076
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,429,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Marites to buy squash, beans, Chinese pechay (cabbage) and cabbage for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013