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Carolina, a 60-year-old woman from the town of Loon, Bohol, is married and has five children. She and her husband are engaged in fishing, making dresses, and raising hogs to earn a living.

Working hard so she can provide for her family, Carolina dreams of having a good and comfortable life. She is now requesting a loan to buy fabric, buttons, zippers, a fishing net, fish hooks, and feed for her hogs. Her profits will be used for the family's daily living expenses.

In the future, she would like to expand her business so she can save for old age and retire in comfort.

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
  • 1182
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,443,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carolina to buy feed and other necessities for her businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013