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Marilou is a woman of 54 years who lives with her seven children. For five years, she has been selling all kinds of food products.

Marilou sells her products from Monday to Sunday. Her customers are neighbors and friends who shop with her because she is friendly and provides good customer service. She is requesting this loan to buy food products such as soft drinks, juice, cookies, bread, butter, beans, sugar, rice, oil, pasta, sauces, salt, ice, etc. With the support of this loan, she plans to further increase her inventory. She will also increase her turnover as she will have all kinds of products available to sell to her customers.

Marilou's dream is to have a well-stocked business where her customers can find all kinds of products.

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
  • 345
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,961,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Marilou to buy drinks, soap, snacks and spices for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2013