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Gilda has been involved in the livestock business for ten years. Raising hogs is what she does to help her husband bring in income for their family. She aspires to be more productive in her business to help sustain the educational needs of her children.

For the second time, Gilda would like to ask for a PHP 20,000 loan from Kiva lenders to have additional capital for purchasing piglets and a sufficient supply of feed. She hopes that she will again be granted her request because it will be a big help in the maintenance and development of her livestock business.

“Love is the greatest gift of God”. This is what Gilda believes in life, and the reason why she is fond of helping others, because she shares the love God has given us. She is married to Pedro V. and is blessed with three children. They are currently studying and are in different school levels. She hopes that they will all finish their studies, including college. She believes that her diligence in working and her husband’s patience in farming will help them achieve their dreams.

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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
  • 497
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,913,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gilda to buy more piglets and pig feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010