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Mary Jane
Mary Jane has been selling fish for more than two years. Her husband, a farmer, assists her by taking the fish around their village from house-to-house with his motorcycle. Their income is not enough to meet their needs. Mary Jane is planning to open a store in front of their house to earn more profit. She wants to expand her business into a typical village store. She is willing to increase her efforts in order to expand her business.

Mary Jane is just 22 years old and married to Rex. They are blessed with two children. The older, Camil Joy, is 5 years old and she will be starting nursery school next year. Ejay is just 10 months old. Mary Jane is happy that there is cooperation in her family. They always give a helping hand to each other, especially in times of crisis.

Mary Jane is requesting a loan of 3,000 PHP to have enough capital for her business plan. She aims to provide her children with higher education some day; thus, she is working diligently to attain her desires in life and to improve their standard of living.

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
  • 358
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,814,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Mary Jane to open a store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2009
May 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009