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Leonida's Group
In this Group: Leonida, Felisa, Grace, Imelda, Aurora, Ma. Elena, Margie, Marilyn, Rosie
Leonida B., age 61, is from the village of Manaring. She is married and has children. Leonida is the group leader of a nine-member group loan offered through ASKI. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults. Leonida's name is the official name of this borrowing group.

To make a living, Leonida owns and operates a business venture in the food sector, making and selling breads, cakes, and cookies to members of the local community. Leonida has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2009, Leonida joined ASKI to gain access to financial services. She wanted to help improve her living situation and increase her ability to engage in business activities. Leonida has successfully repaid a previous loan from ASKI. Leonida is now requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make her baked products for sale. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Leonida from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk, and small entrepreneurs.

*Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 243
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,658,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Leonida's Group's $1,625 loan helped a member to purchase raw ingredients needed to make baked products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 22, 2010
Listed
Feb 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010