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Maria Christina
Having no other source of income, Maria Christina engages in cooking and selling barbecued meats in her village to help her husband in generating income.

She is 30 years old and was gifted with four children. Two of them are now in elementary education. Being responsible parents, they aim to improve their status of living in order to educate their children and give them a better life.

In this regard, Maria Christina aims to improve and strengthen the business. She is asking for an additional capital of P12,000.00 to buy pork, chicken heads, intestines, hot dogs and seasonings needed in cooking and preparing barbecued meats for sale. She is hoping that through hard work, she will be able to make more improvements in the business.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 374
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Christina to buy pork, chicken heads, intestines, hot dogs and seasonings needed in preparing barbecued meat, to sell in her village.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2013