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To make a living, Joseliza has been engaged in corn production for eight years. She is also engaged in a business selling different kinds of street food based in her home. She is willing to work hard every single day to lift her family from poor living.

Joseliza is married to a farmer and has two school-aged children. According to her, through the income generated from her business, she had been able to give daily allowances to her children in school.

At this time, she is requesting a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase seeds and fertilizer to sustain her corn production. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand it.

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
  • 442
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Joseliza to purchase seeds and fertilizer to sustain her corn production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2012