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Elizabeth is 41 years old and married with five children. Her oldest child is 21 years old. Her husband works as a farmer and driver. Elizabeth owns a sari-sari store which she's been running for 3 years. She sells items like soft drinks, noodles and canned goods. She usually earns about 3,500 Philippine pesos (PHP) per month. Elizabeth also raises pigs in her backyard. She fattens the pigs and sells them to the market.

Elizabeth is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy more items to sell such as canned goods. She will also buy feed for the pigs. In the future, Elizabeth wants to see her children finish college and be successful.

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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 >>

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 239
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,673,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elizabeth to purchase feed, canned goods and other merchandise to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011