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Gabina is a 63-year-old married woman with 5 children. She runs a sari-sari store business in Trinidad, Bohol. Gabina sells spices, canned goods, soy sauce, vinegar and other various items. Gabina works hard to sustain her family and send her children to school.

Gabina has requested this loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods, packed noodles, shampoo and soap. Gabina hopes to expand her store in the future.

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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
  • 1160
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,856,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Gabina to buy more items to sell such as canned goods, packed noodles, shampoo and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012