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Leonarda is a 36-year-old married woman and the mother of a nine-year-old child. To earn an income, she has run a variety store in her hometown of Antequera, Bohol, for more than ten years. Her husband works as an architect.

Leonarda is asking for a loan to buy more stocks of items to sell in her store, such as canned goods, soda, snack foods, and toiletries. With these items, she hopes to attract more customers and buyers, thus increasing her sales and profits. In the future, Leonarda hopes to make her business grow.

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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
  • 452
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,141,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Leonarda to buy more stocks of items to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013