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Tomas had been widowed for 16 years and carries the burden of sending his two children to school by himself. His eldest child has already finished college due to his perseverance in earning their tuition fees. He is still providing motorcycle transport services for their sustenance, for meals and other bills at home.

He is now asking for a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy a new pair of tires to replace the old ones. This will help him offer his services safely. He would also like to extend his services with a vehicle in good condition.

Through Tomas' perseverance and strong determination with faith in God, he hopes to surpass all challenges in making his family's lives successful.

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
  • 318
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,580,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tomas to buy a new pair of tires for his motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2012