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Veronica is 41 years old, married, and a mother of five children, ages 2 to 16. She is from the town of Maribojoc, Bohol.

Nipa trees grows mostly near the rivers of Maribojoc. Veronica has been engaged in making nipa huts for five years now. Nipa huts are widely used by people who want to have a comfortable house. Nipa huts make a cool and comfortable home. Nipa is commonly used as a roof.

Veronica earns her income weaving nipa leaves. She is asking for a loan to buy more nipa leaves that she can weave. Her profit will help send her children to school. In the future, she hopes to have other business options for a better income to meet the needs of her children.

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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
  • 341
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,130,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Veronica to buy more nipa leaves to process.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013