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Celestina is 37 years old from the town of San Mmiguel, Bohol. She is married and her husband works as a welder. Celestina has multiple small businesses that enable her to help her husband in raising their four school-aged children. She raises hogs, makes bread, sell cosmetics and farms rice too. She is asking for a loan to buy flour, sugar, feed and fertilizer.

She would like to continue improving her business so she can better provide for her children's basic needs like food and education.

In the future, she would like to make her businesses bigger for a better income.

Additional 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
  • 859
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Celestina to buy flour, sugar, feed and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2012
Aug 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013