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Buena Lyn
For the past year Buena Lyn, 48 years of age, has operated a stall selling a variety of plastic wares in the market. Because she wants to boost her income to improve her family's poor living standards, Buena Lyn is requesting a loan of P 20,000 to buy a greater variety of plastic wares such as plates and tumblers to offer for sale.

She hopes this measure will lead to higher sales and income. Hopefully she can improve her business and expand further in the future.

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
  • 1624
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,717,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Buena Lyn to buy a greater variety of plastic wares such as plates and tumblers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2013