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Roselyn is a 29-year-old married woman and a mother of four young children, ages 13, 7, 4 and 2. They live in Bohol, Philippines. Roselyn has run a sari-sari store (or convenience store) in their place for more than four years now. She is also in the hog-raising business.

Roselyn is in need of additional capital for her business. As of now, she is asking for a loan to buy additional merchandise to sell in her store, such as canned goods, snack food and other grocery items. Moreover, she wants to buy feeds for the pigs.

Roselyn dreams of expanding her business so that it will generate more income. With this, she will be able to continually send her children to school to have a good education and a bright future.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 352
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,130,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Roselyn to buy additional merchandise to sell in her store, such as canned goods, snack food and other grocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013