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Estrelita is a 49-year-old widow. Her husband died from cancer of the brain. She has five children to provide for. Despite the difficulty of pursuing their lives alone, she is working hard to grant their daily needs such as food.

Estrelita engages in piggery as her primary source of income. She is requesting a loan of PHP 5,000 to buy feed for her hogs. She hopes to earn a higher income so that she can save for emergencies. She doesn't want to experience again to loss the one she loves because of lack of finance.

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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
  • 398
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Estrelita to buy feed for her hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2011
Sep 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012