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Mercedes is a 41-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. She has run a sari-sari (convenience) store for more than two years now. She sells snack foods, household materials and other items to the people in the community. As of this time, Mercedes needs more funds for the expansion of her business. She is asking for a loan worth PHP 4,000 to buy additional stocks to sell in her store such as: canned goods, biscuits, detergents, soda, snack foods, and others. Through this, Mercedes will be able to attract and cater to more customers and will increase her sales and profit from the business. Mercedes hopes of making her business a successful one in the near 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1066
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,698,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Mercedes to buy additional stocks to sell in her store such as canned goods, biscuits, detergents, soda, snack foods, and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013