Jesila Ledesma

Jesila Ledesma is currently working as Advocate for Micro Enterprise and Micro Finance Development. Jesila has more than 25 years of development experience with the last 15 years focused on micro enterprise and micro finance development work in the Philippines,Vietnam, Cambodia and India. She heads MEDIA, Inc., a non-governmental organisation based in Manila, dedicated to the research and dissemination of practical knowledge and business tools to increase and strengthen the capacities of Filipino micro entrepreneurs.

She has worked for a number of years with MicroSave, an international consulting firm that provides practical and market-led solutions assisting its clients achieve their business objectives.

Posts by Jesila Ledesma

A Closer Look at Multiple Borrowing in the Philippines

This Note presents summary results of a study which looked at this phenomenon in the Philippines. The study aimed to contribute to the body of knowledge to understand multiple borrowing.

Over-indebtedness in the Philippines: Clients’ perceptions

This research aims to provide market information to financial institutions on over-indebtedness in order to help them develop client protection strategies. The information can also help financial institutions protect their biggest asset, their loan portfolio, from delinquency.

Savings for the Poor in the Philippines

The Savings for the Poor Innovation and Knowledge Network (SPINNAKER) was created by a group of professionals with a mission to help financial institutions develop, research, compare, and ultimately improve the design, marketing and delivery of savings products for the poor.

Multiple borrowing in the Philippines

To better understand multiple borrowing and its association with over indebtedness, MicroSave partnered with TSPI to study the phenomenon, which found strong evidence of multiple borrowing among urban-based women micro entrepreneurs.