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Rosita is a married woman with a 13-year-old child. She lives in the town of San Miguel, Bohol with her family. Her husband is a carpenter.

Rosita started her sari-sari (variety) store business two year ago. She wanted to help her husband provide for their family's needs and sustain her child's education. She earns 6000 PHP per month selling soy sauce, vinegar, canned goods, soft drinks and other items. Rosita hopes for her income to increase and be able to save for her child's college education. She plans to use her loan to buy more items to sell such as soft drinks, canned goods and gasoline. This loan will help increase Rosita's sales and 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
  • 1092
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,639,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rosita to buy more items to sell such as soft drinks, canned goods and gasoline.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013