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Samiarah is 37 years of age and married with four children. Two of her children are still in school. She is grateful because her husband is helping her in managing their clothing business.

Samiarah has been in the clothing business for almost ten years. With her determination in life, she would like to increase her sales and buy stock of clothings for kids,mens and women but her capital is not enough.For this reason, she is asking for a loan P50,000. This amount would really help her in obtaining her goal in life. She hopes that she could improve their living conditions and earn more income to educate her children.

Samiarah believes that she could be a successful entrepreneur someday.

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
  • 334
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,038,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Samiarah to buy stock clothings for her clothing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2012