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Imelda tries to be a good civilian. Her parent taught her on becoming independent because of their standard of living. Imelda had a chance to enter college, but she did not finish her education because of a financial shortage. She works quickly and financially supports her sister in her education.

At the age of 27, Imelda got married. She is lucky to be married to a farmer and blessed with three children as fruit of their love. Her children are attending school, but her oldest child, who is in the third year of college, had to stop temporariiy because of financial difficulty.

Imelda engages in a business selling vegetables. She plants and harvests vegetables and sells them in the market. She strives to earn a profit and will continue sends her children in school.

Imelda wanted to expand her area of planted vegetables to earn higher income, but she doesn’t have enough money to proceed. In this connection, she is requesting a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy fertilizers and vegetable seeds to plant. She hopes to help her children finish their education and have a better future.

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
  • 450
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,644,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Imelda to buy fertilizers and vegetable seeds to plant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013