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Marife is 41 years old, married, and has four children.

To generate income, Marife buys and sells vegetables in her village. She has been operating her business for almost three years. She usually earns a net income of PHP 200 per day. Her income is just enough to cover her family's daily meals.

Marife is asking a loan in the amount of PHP 16,000 to buy string beans, tomatoes, eggplants, squash, and mushrooms to sell. She wants to improve her business to secure her family's future.

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
  • 389
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,797,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marife to buy string beans, tomatoes, eggplants, squash and mushrooms to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2013