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Forty-one-year-old Alma is a married woman with five children aged between eleven and nineteen. Alma's husband works as a fisherman.

Alma runs a sari-sari (convenience) store in Trinidad, Bohol. She sells items like spices, coffee, soap and shampoo. Alma earns about PHP 5,000 with her store. She said the store is helpful in providing for her family's daily needs. She requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as coffee, canned goods and noodles. She hopes to have a progressive business.

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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
  • 1061
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,661,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Alma to buy more items to sell such as coffee, canned goods and noodles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2012