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Due to the lack of job opportunities, Mirriam provides pedicure and manicure service to generate income. She is 26 years old and was separated from her husband due to family conflicts and unavoidable circumstances. Despite this, she has the determination to achieve her goals. She walks around their village to render her service to her customers. Being kind and friendly to others, she wins more customers.

In this regard, she aims to continue and strengthen her business. She is requesting an additional capital of P10,000 to buy the cosmetics and materials needed for providing this service. She believes that this loan will enable her to improve the business as she continues to work hard and strive harder.

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
  • 341
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,029,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mirriam to buy needed cosmetics and materials for pedicure and manicure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013