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Avelina lives with her husband and three grown-up children. She has a business selling different products such as canned goods, noodles, coffee and snack foods in her small store located in their community. She has had her store for three years. Through this business, she supports herself and helps her husband cover their household expenses.

Avelina will invest her loan in buying merchandise: snacks, soda, oil, rice and beans for her store. This merchandise will enable her to continue working in her business and support her family. More than anything, she wants her son to study and prepare himself for the future.

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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
  • $69,631,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Avelina to buy snack foods, canned goods, noodles, coffee and spices to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012