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Erlinda is 60 years old, married, and has three adult-age children. Despite the hardship of living, she aspires to become successful someday. She is engaged in selling snacks in the local community to supplement her husband's income. She aims to improve the business and increase her income in order to satisfy their basic needs and save some for future emergencies.

In this regard, she plans to continue to strengthen the business in order to increase her income. Due to insufficient capital, she is asking for an additional PHP15,000 to buy more stock of corn, buko (coconut) pie and buko juice (coconut juice) to sell. Through this loan, she believes that she will go on to improve the business and make it more profitable.

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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
  • 356
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Erlinda to buy more stock of corn, buko (coconut) pie and buko juice to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013