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39-year-old Elvira is a married woman with 4 children between the ages of 8 and 20 years. Her husband works as a farmer and carpenter.

Elvira has had a sari-sari store, or convenience store, business for 12 years. She sells eggs, canned goods, spices and other items. Elvira works hard to increase her income and pay for her children's school fees. She has requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as snack foods, toiletries and canned goods. Elvira hopes for her business and children to succeed.

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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
  • 1457
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,226,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Elvira to buy more items to sell such as snack foods, toiletries and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013