A loan of $950 helped to use as additional capital for her calendar and ready-to-wear clothes businesses.

Leonida's story

Leonida D. C. is the mother of four and lives in Morong, Rizal, in the Philippines. She is 66 years old and married to 61-year-old Juanito and they are blessed with four children. Some of her children have their own families already.

In 1999, Leonida joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines, full of dreams to overcome poverty. With her previous loans, she used those in a variety of businesses but, years later, she ventured into the resale of yearly calendars and ready-to-wear clothes. She has been doing this for several years already.

Now on her 9th loan, Leonida is requesting 45,000 pesos as additional capital for the resale of calendars and ready-to-wear clothes. 38,000 of her loan will be used for the resale of calendars while 7,560 (including additional capital) will be used for the resale of ready-to-wear clothes.

Leonida is hopeful that she can establish strong businesses so that she can help her grandchildren with their school fees and can invest her money in assets such as the procurement of land and other things.

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