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Alma is a married woman and a mother from Bohol, Philippines. She is in the fishing business, since her husband has been a fisherman for more than 10 years now.

Alma is in need of financial assistance for the business. She is requesting a loan to buy new fishing nets and pay for the repair and maintenance of their fishing boat. With this loan, her husband will be able to enhance his daily catch, thus augmenting the number of fish she can sell in the market.

Alma dreams of making her business a success so that it can support the needs of the family, especially the schooling of her children.

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
  • 1465
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,362,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Alma to buy new fishing nets and pay for the repair and maintenance of the fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013