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Leonila is a 45-year-old married mother of four children, her oldest a 17-year-old student. She dreams of her children finishing college and having a bright future. Leonila has a small sari-sari store at her house in Trinidad, Bohol and also dries fish that she sells at her store and sometimes in the market. She hopes to earn better to sustain her children’s education. Leonila is now applying for a loan of Php 2,000 to purchase additional stocks for her store and also fresh fish that she can dry and sell.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1047
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,699,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Leonila additional store inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2010
Apr 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010