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Veronica is a 47-year-old married woman with 5 children aged between 11 and 22 years old. Veronica's husband works as a fisherman and farm laborer.

Veronica has had a sari-sari store for 8 years. She sells items like shampoo, soap, canned goods, coffee, and sugar. Veronica also prepares food items like pancakes and banana cue (fried bananas), which she sells to people in her neighborhood. Veronica works hard to send her children to school. She has requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as snacks, canned goods, and toiletries. Veronica hopes this loan will help her to improve her sari-sari store 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 >>

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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
  • 340
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,191,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Veronica to buy more items to sell such as snacks, canned goods, and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012