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Lucila is a 50-year-old woman from the town of San Miguel, Bohol. She is married with five children. Her eldest is 26 and her youngest is 6 years old. She has operated a sari-sari (variety) store for 12 years. She sells basic commodities like snack food, toiletries, seasonings and canned goods. She usually earns a profit of 1,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) per month.

She is asking for a loan to buy rice, seasonings, toiletries, condiments and chips to add to her inventory. This will help boost her customers' patronage and increase her income. In the future, she hopes to have a bigger store and a better supply of merchandise to earn a better profit.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,041,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Lucila to buy rice, seasonings, toiletries, condiments and chips to add to her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013