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Sonia is a 53-year-old married woman from Maribojoc, Bohol. She has three children ages twenty-six, twenty-two, and twenty years old, respectively. She has been in the food vending business for fifteen years. She sells chicken barbecue and siopao, which is the Filipino version of a steamed bun (dough filled with a savory meat and cooked by steam). She plans to use the loan to buy additional ingredients for siopao (flour, soy sauce, ground pork) and for chicken barbecue (chicken, soy sauce, ketchup). In the future, Sonia would like to expand her business to be successful in order to support her family.

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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
  • 1289
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,360,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sonia to buy food ingredients (flour, ground pork, soy sauce, ketchup).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013