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Argie is a 27-year-old, married woman with one child who is 1 year old. She lives in Bohol, Philippines.

Argie has operated a sari-sari or convenience store for several years now. This is the main source of her income. Argie is in need of additional capital for her business. She is asking for a loan of 4000 PHP to buy more stock to sell in her store such as rice, soda, snack foods, canned goods, etc. With this money, she will be able to sell and cater to more customers and buyers.

In the future, Argie hopes to expand her business and save enough money for the future schooling of her child.

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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
  • 299
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,105,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Argie to buy more stock to sell in her store such as rice, soda, snack foods, canned goods, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013