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Luisa offers home service manicures and pedicures within her area. She has been doing this kind of work for more than 23 years. Luisa is hardworking and has a strong determination in life. She is married and blessed with three children. Two of her children still go to school while the other is done with her degree course.

Through the income gained from her beauty salon business, Luisa was able to improve her way of life, educate her eldest child and afford her family's basic commodities.

Luisa still aspires for continuous growth of her beauty salon business--that's the reason why she is asking for a loan of 10,000 PHP, allowing her to buy materials such as nail polish, a nail brush, acetone and nail clippers for her manicure and pedicure business. She just hopes that lenders will grant her requested loan amount so her dreams can be realized.

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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
  • 389
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,814,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Luisa to buy materials such as nail polish, a nail brush, acetone and nail clippers for her beauty salon business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013