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"Since 1999, I have been doing a lot of selling goods to earn income for my family. I sell food to my neighbors and in the street to be able to help contribute in the family income.The income that I get from selling is mainly what I use to buy our family needs," says Rabina L., a 34-year-old mother of four children.
She would like a loan of 12,000 PHP from CEVI. She will use the loan to buy additional merchandise to sell in her sari-sari store. The loan will really help her attract more customers and earn better income.

CEVI provides more than just loans. Trainings and insurance coverage are provided as well.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

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
  • 1236
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,817,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Rabina to buy additional merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2009
May 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009