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Virginia is recognized as a responsible mother of nine children. At age 62, Virginia is still determined to work hard to lift her family from poor living. She is married to Rogelio, a farmer in the village of Sto. Niňo, Angadanan.

Virginia is engaged in selling bananas. She usually buys them in the market and sells them in their village. As of now, she is requesting a loan amounting to PHP 12,000 to buy more bananas to re-sell. She believes that through her patience and sacrifices, she will improve her business and make it a viable and profitable source of income.

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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
  • 333
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,633,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Virginia to buy more bananas to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2013