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Mariles is 29 years old and is married. The greatest challenge she has encountered in her life was when she lost her husband at a young age. At present, Mariles operates a store business in their village. She also sells halo-halo (a Filipino dessert) in season.

Mariles is asking for a loan of P5,000 to buy grocery items and raw ingredients for her halo-halo business. She will do her best to grow her business and be able to help her relatives. Her simple dream is having a partner in life and that she will have a happy family.

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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
  • 331
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,673,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariles to buy grocery items and raw ingredients for her halo-halo (dessert) business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014