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Elisa is 50 years old and lives with her children and husband in a house in the village of Carikrikan province of Isabela.

Elisa engaged in the business of a grocery shop. She has gained much business experience in her field. With her profits earned from the business, she pays the tuition fees of her children. She is a diligent and open-minded woman who says "I will devote my everything to my family."

She is requesting a 23,000 PHP loan to purchase more grocery products like canned goods, spices, drinks, rice, oil and sugar from the local market to display in her store and sell in the community.

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
  • 444
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Elisa to buy canned goods, spices, drinks and snack foods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012