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Liberty peacefully lives in Zamora with her loving husband and two children. She is now 54 years old and manages a small piggery in their village. She fattens and breeds hogs to sell and earns about PHP 5,000 for each hog sold.

Liberty is now asking for a loan of PHP 24,000 to buy vaccines and medicines for the sustainability of her hogs. She hopes to keep ensuring she has healthy hogs to raise so she can sell them at a higher cost upon distribution. Liberty hopes to achieve a more profitable business and save for her children's education.

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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
  • 432
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Liberty to buy vaccines and medicines for the sustainability of her hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 26, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014