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Mary Rose
To make her living, Mary Rose has engaged in the sale of lipstick, lotions and perfumes for 15 years. She also sells cooked snack foods like banana-que and barbe-que. Mary Rose is 43 years of age and blessed with three children.

With the profits earned from her business, Mary Rose was able to send two of her children to school and is proud to share that they are now professionals.

Mary Rose is industrious. She continues to manage her business and hopes to improve her income and allow her third child to finish his college courses.

Mary Rose needs additional capital of P10,000 to buy eggs, bananas, flour and sugar for the ingredients of her cooked snack foods.

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
  • 409
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,139,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary Rose to buy eggs, bananas, flour and sugar for the ingredients of her cooked snack foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012