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63-year-old Ernesto is a fisherman from Talibon, Bohol. He operates his own fishing boat to catch fish. He sells his catch at his town’s market. He also makes crab nets that he sells to his community. He works hard to earn better and support his family financially.

He has requested a loan to buy additional fishing nets and materials to improve his fishing boat. In the future, Ernesto hopes to expand his business.

Additional 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
  • 1597
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,711,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Ernesto to buy additional fishing nets and materials to improve his fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012