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Ma. Leonora

Update on Ma. Leonora

This is Ms. Leonora. She previously accessed a 30,000 PHP loan that she used to buy spare parts and accessories as well as for the maintenance of her jeepney unit (the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines). Her earnings were a big help for her children's education and in their personal, household and business expenditures.

Leonora would like to apply for another 30,000 PHP loan to buy spare parts and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney unit. The profits from her business will help her to sustain her daily needs and pay for her children's education. Leonora looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Ms. Leonora hopes to expand her business and dreams of living a good life. She meets with her co-fellowship members to share stories of her work every week and to draw strength and inspiration from the word of God she studies.

- Curiously, jeepneys have purely American origins. They were first used by American soldiers in helping the Philippines ward off the invading Japanese. Filipinos, however, managed to see this vehicle as an opportunity to earn money and modified the Jeep into a 20-seat jeepney, open enough to provide adequate ventilation, sturdy enough for everyday travel and cheap enough to buy and maintain. Now, jeepneys are one of the things that make the Philippines truly the Philippines.

* All CCT community partners/clients are organized into fellowship groups that meet on a weekly basis. A fellowship group comprises 15 to 30 community partners. The fellowship groups gather each week to study the word of God, build social capital and pay micro-finance loans.

Previous Loan Details

Ma. Leonora, 39 years old, is a resident of Silang, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Santiago, a heavy equipment operator, and is a mother. She, together with her husband, manages their household while operating the business. At this time, she is working hard to continually provide income f... More from Ma. Leonora's previous loan »

Additional Information

About the Center for Community Transformation

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is dedicated to the development of communities and lives via spiritual transformation and access to financial services. CCT offers loan products to address the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in the Philippines. The organization’s loan products include small business, education, and housing loans. CCT utilizes a community-based approach to provide a variety of non-financial services that include training and development programs, clinics, disaster relief operations, a low-cost medicine program, and social service programs. CCT offers a unique “Pavement Dweller” program designed to provide food, housing, and job training. CCT also provides education support services to the poorest groups in the Philippines. Find more information about CCT on their website or join their lending team.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1796
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,886,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Ma. Leonora to buy spare parts and to pay for the maintenance of her jeepney unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Ma. Leonora. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More