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Virgincita is a 60-year-old woman who runs a sari-sari (or convenience store) at her place in Bohol, Philippines. She has been in this business for more than 30 years now. This is the source of her income.

As of this time, Virgincita is in need of additional funds for the expansion of her business. She is asking for a loan to buy additional items to sell in her store, such as rice, soda, dry goods and other snack foods. With this, she will be able to cater to more customers, thus increasing her sales and income.

Virgincita dreams of expanding her business and making it more sustainable.

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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
  • 1289
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,916,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Virgincita to buy additional items to sell in her store, such as rice, soda, dry goods and other snack foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013