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Celia is 42 years old, married, and has three children. She has been running her food sales business for 20 years. She is also engaged in the hog raising business for additional income.

Celia is requesting a loan for 10,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase different kinds of fish such as milk fish, tilapia, and big head to sell in her village. With this loan, she hopes to expand her business to secure her family's future.

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
  • 360
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,814,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Celia to purchase different kinds of fish such as milk fish, tilapia, and big head to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Oct 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012