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Cristita is a 53-year-old married woman who lives in the town of Trinidad, Bohol with her family. Her husband works as a Barangay official, while she has operated a sari-sari store business for 17 years, selling items such as vinegar, soy sauce, softdrinks and toiletries, earning 12000 PHP per month.

Working hard to earn more and help improve her family's living conditions, Cristita is requesting a loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and toiletries. She 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.

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1286
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,276,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Cristita to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2012