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Alejandra is a hardworking entreprenuer who cooks and sells food for meals and snacks to the people in her village. She also manages a store. She is 53 years old, married and had three children. Her income of about P10,000 each month is used for meals, bills at home and as revolving capital in the business. She would like to increase her sales and continue cooking delicious meals. That is why she is asking for a loan of P50,000 to buy meat, vegetables and soft drinks to sell.

Alejandra hopes to keep improving sales and income for the overall welfare of her family. She is very happy selling delicious foods, good products and services to all her customers. Her photo was taken in her food stall with her grandchild.

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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
  • 352
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,673,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Alejandra to buy meat, vegetables and soft drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2013