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Helen is 44 years old, married, and has three children. Her goal is to improve her hog-raising business to support her family and continue sending her children to school. She has been in this business for almost 26 years, earning profits of P8,000 per head that she uses for their basic necessities and to finance the education of their children. Despite the hardships and difficulties of life, she has the strong determination to uplift their living standard and to give her children a better life.

Helen wants to raise more pigs to increase her income. She is asking for a loan of P20,000 to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for her piggery business. She does everything for the benefit of their under-privileged lifestyle.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 372
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,805,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Helen to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for her piggery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012