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Mary Ann
Mary Ann is a 36 year old married woman and a mother of five young children from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. She runs a sari-sari or convenience store selling various goods to the people in her locale.

Mary Ann is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell such as snack foods, noodles, canned goods, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Through this, she will be able to cater to more customers in her store to increase her sales and income.

Mary Ann dreams of making her business a success so that it will generate more revenue. This is necessary for her family's daily needs and expenses such as the schooling of her children.

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More information about this loan

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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1131
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,777,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Mary Ann to buy more stock to sell such as snack foods, noodles, canned goods, soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013