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Sarah runs a sari-sari (variety) store in Talibon, Bohol. She sells items like sugar, vinegar, canned goods and toiletries. Sarah started her business a year ago. She earns 6,000 PHP each month.

Sarah works hard to support her family, especially her three children's educations.

She requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as detergent soap, canned goods and snacks. Sarah hopes for this loan to help improve her business profitability.

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
  • 1464
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,320,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Sarah to buy more items to sell such as detergent soap, canned goods and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012