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Emma is a married woman with two children. She lives in Talibon, Bohol with her family. Her husband is a fisherman.

Emma owns and manages a sari-sari store business. She sells toiletries, soft drinks, snack foods and other items in her store. Emma is able to help provide for her family's daily needs with her income. She hopes to increase her income and sustain her children's education. She requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as toiletries and canned goods. Emma hopes for increased sales and business profitability.

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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
  • 1311
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,977,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Emma to buy more items to sell such as toiletries and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012