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Leonides is a 46-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Bohol, Philippines.

She is a dressmaker and has run a shop for more than ten years now. She makes school and office uniforms and provides alterations to clothing. Moreover, she also accepts other requests such as making curtains. This is the source of her income.

As of this time, she is in need of additional funds for her business. She is asking for a loan worth 26,000 PHP to buy materials for sewing, such as cloth, thread and buttons. In addition, she also wants to buy a new sewing machine to improve her work.

In the future, Leonides hopes to seeing her business become a successful one.

Additional 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.

You can show your support for CEVI by joining the Friends of CEVI Kiva Lending Team. Learn more by visiting the CEVI website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1509
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,164,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Leonides to buy a new sewing machine and materials, such as cloth, thread and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013