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Esperanza E. is from the village of Brgy. Inaban, Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 54 years old. Esperanza is married and has five adult-aged children. To make a living, Esperanza owns & operates a business raising pigs for breeding. Esperanza has been engaged in her business for over 7 years and earns approximately 3,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Esperanza joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Esperanza has successfully repaid a previous loan of 13,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase breeding livestock. Esperanza is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Esperanza from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 38 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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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
  • 354
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Esperanza to purchase livestock feed & other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011