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Leonida is a 55-year-old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She has 12 children. The oldest child is 38 while the youngest is 16 years old respectively.

Leonida owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells items like vinegar, biscuits, noodles, beverages and soaps. She requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy more stock like canned goods, shampoo, detergents, soft drinks and condiments to cater to the needs of the customer.

In the future, Leonida would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to finance her children's college education.

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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.

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 336
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,130,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Leonida to buy more stock like canned goods, shampoo, detergents, soft drinks and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014