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Dahlia operates a retail store to generate income. She sells grocery items from 6am-7pm and acquires about P10,000 each month.

Dahlia is 47 years-old and married to a tricycle driver. They have two children. She is now asking for a loan of P25,000 in order to invest in buying more merchandise to sell in her store. She will buy soft drinks, breads, noodles, soap and shampoo to sell. This will help her improve her income and meet the demands of customers who come to buy merchandise from her store.

In the future, Dahlia hopes to keep improving sales and to earn money to save and use in times of emergencies.

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
  • 1943
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,098,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Dahlia to buy soft drinks, breads, noodles, soap and shampoo to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2013