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Mercedita is 56 years old, and married to Basilio. She and her husband work hand-in-hand, cultivating rice for their livelihood. She is from the village of Aurora, Alicia, and has been engaged in rice production for almost 10 years. She earned PHP 25,000 from her last crop.

She is again requesting a loan, in the amount of PHP 20,000. She will use the loan to purchase seeds and fertilizers for the maintenance of her rice production business. Through farming, Mercedita hopes to give her children a better education and quality of life.

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
  • 1856
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,010,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mercedita to purchase seeds and fertilizers for her rice production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 4, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014