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Trinidad is 56 years old, married and has worked as a tailor for many years. She enjoys her business a lot. Though she is already old, still she has been able to manage her business and has raised her children through it.

Trinidad plans to have her own tailoring shop someday where she can display all her tailored curtains, unlike now. Now she only brings her samples to the market, and there she sells her finished products to have sales.

She is highly motivated to improve her enterprise in order to increase her income. Thus, Trinidad is now requesting a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy needles, thread and material to make curtains to sell. She hopes to make her dream come true through her hard work and patience in managing 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.

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
  • 338
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,975,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Trinidad to buy needles, thread and material to make curtains to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014