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Melanie, 43, is grateful for having a family that is very helpful, loveable, and kind. This motivates her to work harder.

She is currently selling dried fish and is seeking additional working capital of PHP 12,000. The loan will be used to purchase a variety of dried fish to sell in the market. This will enable her to earn a higher income.

Melanie is hoping that, through her hard work, they will have a better life, someday.

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
  • 1863
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,001,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Melanie to purchase a variety of dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014