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Algin is a 27-year-old married woman with two young children. Her husband is a fisherman. For the past four years, Algin has run a sari-sari (retail) store where she sells items like canned goods, noodles, shampoo, and soap to people in her community. She earns 15,000 PHP per month with her business. Algin also supports her husband by selling his catch at the market.

Algin is requesting a loan to buy both fishing nets and more items to sell such as canned goods and rice. She hopes to achieve her future goals of sending her children to college and expanding her business.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1059
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,502,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Algin to buy fishing nets and items to sell at her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012