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Catherine is 42 years old and has a retail shop where she sells a variety of products. She has had this business for 4 years. She is married and has 3 school-aged children.

Catherine is requesting a loan of Php 20,000 to purchase canned goods, soft drinks, and other basic commodities to sell. Each month, she earns about Php 5,000 doing this type of work.

In the future, Catherine hopes that her business will improve to be able to support the needs of her family.

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
  • 315
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,624,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Catherine buy canned goods, soft drinks and other commodities to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 11, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011