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Lourdes is a 47-year-old married woman living in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. She has been in a fishing business for 25 years now. Her husband is a fisherman himself.

Lourdes is asking for a loan worth 25,000 PHP to buy fishing equipment such as fish nets, a basin and other items, and for the repair of their boat. She works hard to support the needs of her family, especially for her six children.

In the future, Lourdes hopes to see herself successful in her business together with her family. She wants to make several investments to augment her income. She believes that in order to be successful in your own craft, you must be hardworking and innovative to reach your target in the business.

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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
  • 1307
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $58,008,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lourdes to buy fishing equipment such as fish nets, a basin and other items, and for the repair of their boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013