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Esperanza is a 57-year-old woman, married to a farmer who manages their farmland. The couple has six children. Esperanza wants a good future for her children and hopes to support their growing needs. She started managing her general store almost 20 years ago, wanting to earn more income for her family.

She is requesting a loan for PHP 20,000. She will use it to purchase more grocery items to sell at her store, such as canned goods, noodles, bread and beverages. She's hoping that the loan she requested will be granted, so that her business will improve and become profitable.

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
  • 2098
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,204,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Esperanza to purchase more grocery items to sell at her store, such as canned goods, noodles, bread and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014