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Jonalyn N. and her family live in the mountainous area of Barangay Caronsi, Patagueleg, Penablanca, Cagayan. She is married to Manny and they are blessed with three children who are now in the primary level of education. With their small business, they are able to support the needs of their family.

Jonalyn sells snacks and cosmetic products in their village. She has been managing the business since 2000 and she purchases most of her products in the city market of Don Domingo, Tuguegarao City. Her business became their alternative source of income to support their family and she is still hoping for improvement to a better living.

Jonalyn operates the business in her little vending stall. She requests a loan of PHP 5,000. She will utilize the loan to buy flour, sugar, sweet potato (kamote), juice drinks (or so-called “camote” juice drinks) and other snacks that are needed by her customers.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 347
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,920,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Jonalyn to buy flour, sugar, sweet potato (kamote), juice drinks and other snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009