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"I learn now how to manage and market my product well to people to sustain my business. I am a homemaker but I am not content to just sit in the house and take care of our seven children. I buy old, not functional pumpboat engines. What I do is repair them and sell them to fishermen. I really want to help my husband earn a living to buy our needs," says Estrella L. , a 43-year-old from Talibon, Bohol.

She would like to ask for a loan of Php 11,000 from CEVI. She will use the loan to buy additional merchandise for her business. The loan will really help a lot to grow her business even more.

CEVI provides credit assistance to support small businesses. It also provides training and insurance coverage services to all clients to help their small business to grow.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 396
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,107,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Estrella to buy additional merchandise for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2009
May 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009