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Nelia, age 59, operates a retail business selling jewelry. She sells a variety of jewelry items within her village as well as in the neighboring town. Nelia has been engaged in this enterprise for 18 years and lives in the Binguang province of Isabela.

Nelia is requesting a loan in order to buy watches, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets to offer for sale through her business.

Nelia's goal is for her business expand so that she can provide for the needs of her family.

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
  • 828
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,369,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Nelia to buy watches, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2013