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Dominga N. is 55 years old and is a resident of Barangay Quirino in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. She married after finishing her elementary education but, unfortunately, ended up separating due to family conflicts. Their three children live with her and she is sacrificing to earn a living for them. She works hard to satisfy their daily needs and to send them to school. She aims to have her children attend college.

Dominga is a walking vendor. She sells vegetables, fruits and some homemade snacks from house to house in her village. She also sells her products at the bus terminal since there are so many customers there. She is requesting a loan in the amount of PHP 5,000 from ASKI, Kiva's partner. She will use the loan to buy a larger quantity of products in order to increase her daily income, which is just a minimum of PHP 100 daily. She aims to save money in hopes of improving her vending business for her children’s welfare.

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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.

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
  • 315
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,604,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Dominga buy addtional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2009
May 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009