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Mary Jane
Mary Jane is 28 years old, married and has three infant-age children. She aims to improve her variety store to help her husband in generating income. They both aim to earn and save more income to satisfy their necessities and save for the future of their children. Despite problems and difficulties they have encountered in life, Mary Jane has the determination to continue to improve the business in order to uplift their living standards.

To accomplish this, Mary Jane is asking for a loan of P20,000.00 to buy sugar, flour, canned goods, soft drinks, snack foods and beverages to resell. This financial assistance will be of great help in her efforts to improve the business and someday become financially stable.

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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.

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
  • 370
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,137,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mary Jane to buy sugar, flour, canned goods, soft drinks, snack foods and beverages to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013