A loan of $225 helped to expand her businesses by purchasing additional goods (for her sales business) and feed (for her pig-breeding business).


Leonora's story

Leonora B. and her husband, who are blessed with four children, live in the village of Cataggaman Viejo Tuguegarao City. Leonora is engaged in the business of selling kitchen utensils. She explains that most of her customers are her neighbors and friends. In addition, Leonora raises and breeds pigs behind their backyard. Her husband, meanwhile, is a local tricycle driver in their village.

She is thankful because their businesses generate sufficient income to be able to support their everyday lives, but she really wants to expand her business. Thus, she decided to request a loan in the amount of 10,000 PHP ($225) from KIVA lenders, the proceeds of which she will use to buy more pillow cases and kitchen utensils to sell. She also plans to use a portion of the loan proceeds to purchase feed for her hogs.



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