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Leonida is 56 years old, married, and has been blessed with four children.

Leonida has been a tailor since 1975. Aside from tailoring, she has also been engaged in a hog raising business for three years. She make and repairs men's, women's and kid's clothing. From the business she manages, she is able to earn about P6,000 a month. According to Leonida, she uses her income to buy feed, pay for school tuition, to pay electric bills, and for the maintenance of their corn farming. She would like her child to finish the college level. For this reason she is doing her best by maintaining and improving the quality of clothing she sews.

Leonida decided to apply for a loan amounting to P15,000 in order to buy garments and accessories of dress for her tailoring business, and three piglets for her hog raising business. She is aiming to gain more profits in order to sustain the financial needs and daily needs in their life.

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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.

ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1941
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,097,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Leonida to buy garments and accessories of dress for her tailoring business and three piglets for her hog raising business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012