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“The great business of life is to be, to do without, and to depart,” shares Edna E.. She strongly believes in that quotation, which she believes is simply related to doing the right and great things for her family, friends, acquaintances, and other people around her.

Edna is engaged in a general store business. She hopes to purchase more stock in order to meet the demands of her customers and increase her income. To achieve this, she would like a loan of PHP15,000 for the expansion of her general store business.

Edna is 35 years old and lives in the rural barangay of Palao, Solana, Cagayan. She is married to Orlando Jr., who works as a farmer. They are blessed with two children: Gramsel, who is 14 years old and a high school student, and Gerald, who is 9 years old and an elementary student. Both children are studying in a public school in their village.

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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
  • 378
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,805,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Edna to expand her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2009
Jul 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009