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Leonides is 44 years old and is a married woman with three children aged 19, 16 and 8. Her oldest child is in college now. Her husband works as a fireman.

Leonides runs a tailoring business at her home. She has been making uniforms, providing alterations to clothing, and repairing torn fabrics for nine years. She usually earns 500 PHP per day from her business.

Leonides has requested a loan to purchase cloth, threads, needles, buttons and other tailoring materials. She hopes for her business to grow and to be able to send her two younger children to college.

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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
  • 1343
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,860,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Leonides to purchase cloth, threads, needles, buttons and other tailoring materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011