A loan of $175 helped to purchase new items.


Levey's story

Levey G. is from the village of Banquero. She is 38 years-old and is married and has three school-aged children. Levey owns and operates a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Levey has been engaged in her business for over one year and earns approximately 1,000 PHP a month. In 2010, Levey joined Kiva partner ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Levey is requesting a first loan of 7,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the Central and North-eastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fishers and small entrepreneurs. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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