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Shirley is 24 years old, married and has an infant. She earns an income through her small business of phone sales. She sells mobile phones, accessories and chains. She earns about 5,000 PHP monthly. Shirley's spouse manages an "ukay-ukay" business (used-clothing sales), and together they earn an income for the family.

Shirley is now asking for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy more phone accessories, keychains, DVDs and CDs to sell in her stall. It will help increase her sales capacity and income as well.

With good funds and profits, she will attain a succesful business for the betterment of their living conditions someday.

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
  • 374
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,137,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Shirley to buy more phone accessories, keychains, DVDs and CDs to sell in her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 23, 2013