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Juanita plants and harvest vegetables in her field to make a living. She admits that sometimes she experiences difficulties in the financial aspect of the business but she is doing her best to feed her children.

Juanita is 45 years old, married and has two children. Her husband is a farmer and also a carpenter when he has free time. Juanita’s children have already finished their education. She wants to continue to operate the business to provide a source of income. Juanita is requesting a loan of P32,000 to buy seeds to grow and fertilizer to apply to her crops. She hopes to harvest more vegetables, which will provide a higher income for her family's future emergencies.

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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
  • 482
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,648,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Juanita to buy seeds to grow and fertilizer to apply.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 4, 2013