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Lucena is married and blessed with four children. She is 42 years old. To improve her family living, she plants and harvests rice to sell. She is experienced in this field since she had started when she got married. She earned P45,000 with her last crop.

At this time, she is requesting a loan PHP25,000 to buy seedlings and fertilizers for her business. She hopes to harvest more rice, which will enables her to generate higher income to the betterment of her family and improvement of her business.

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
  • 438
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lucena to buy seedlings and fertilizers for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2012