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Thelma C. is from the town of Banga in South Cotabato. She is 52 years old. Thelma is married and has 9 children. Three of her children still go to school.

To make a living, Thelma runs a business raising livestock for fattening and sale. She also owns and manages a sari-sari store, and spends time at the farm with her husband to keeping an eye on their rice crops.

Thelma joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Thelma has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Thelma is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers, piglets and additional merchandise to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's living conditions.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1291
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,936,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Thelma to purchase fertilizers, piglets and merchandise to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011