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Celestina is a married woman with 3 children aged 16, 8 and 3. Her husband works as a farmer.

Celestina sells food items to her community in Trinidad, Bohol. She makes rice cakes, pancakes, and banana cue. Celestina has had her business for 4 years and she earns about 3000 php per month. She has requested a loan to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, margarine and milk.

Celestina hopes to earn better and be able to provide for all her family's needs.

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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
  • 1265
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,895,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Celestina to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, margarine and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012