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Levi is 37 years old and lives in the village of Cabisera 9-11 of the province of Isabela. She is married to Jimmy who works as a furniture laborer in their village. Their eldest child is Leggie Boy, who is 19 years old. He did not pursue continuing his studies in college because he was not at all interested. Their youngest child is Gelvin, who is 18 years old and presently studying in high school. Levi wants both of them to finish their studies in college. She is trying to convince her elder son to pursue his studies, and she hopes that someday they will both have a complete education.

Levi is requesting a loan amounting to PHP21,000 to use as additional business capital in her tailoring business. She wants her business to expand and become more productive in order to improve their standard of living. She hopes that her requested loan will be approved so that she can generate more income. That would greatly benefit the education of her children.

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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
  • 344
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,961,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Levi to buy needles, textiles and other supplies needed in her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 21, 2012