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Lydia has been in the business for five years, since she borrowed a loan from ASKI to start her business computer services. She offers games, encoding, and makes occasions cards. Lydia is 42 years old, married, and has two children. At present, Lydia enjoys running the business. Her goal is to increase her income, to further support her family's necessities.

Lydia is asking for a loan of PHP 40,000 to buy computer accessories, like a headphone, a printer, and a webcam. She hopes to encourage more customers and be able to meet her goal.

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
  • 324
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,697,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lydia to buy computer accessories for her business, like a headphone, a printer and a webcam.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013