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Maria has run a sari-sari store for four years, where she sells various items like spices, soap, shampoo, softdrinks, and canned goods. She wants to help provide for her family’s basic needs. Maria has three children, ages 3, 8 and 11, and she hopes to continue to educate them and to send them to college in the future.

Maria is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise to sell, such as canned goods, softdrinks and toiletries. This will help increase Maria’s sales and profits.

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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
  • 1255
    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 $225 helped Maria to buy stock for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012