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37-year-old Marilyn is married and has three young children. Her husband works as an independent construction worker. Marilyn has been a vegetables and fruits vendor for two years in the community. Sales have increased recently because of the good service and prices she offers. She sells 150 PHP a day of fruits and vegetables.

Currently she needs another loan of PHP 5,000 to buy food items so that she will earn more money and help her husband with household expenses. Through hardship and patience, she does everything to make her family's life better.

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
  • 406
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Marilyn to buy cabbage, tomatoes, pineapple and watermelon for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011