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Helen is from the village of Zamora in Alicia, Isabela. She is 51 years old and is married with three children. To earn a living, Helen engaged herself in the farming business. Aside from this, she is engaged in selling fish in their village. The fish comes from their fishpond, which is being managed by her husband. To increase her sales and profit, she is now borrowing a loan of PHP 23,000 to buy more fish and feed. She hopes that she can have the opportunity to be part of the program to improve her business.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 389
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,089,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Helen to buy more fish and feed for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 26, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013