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Silvestra is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother of two grown-up children from Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines. She has been engaged in purchasing card business for more than 10 years now. Purchase order (PO) card are used to buy groceries and other department goods without using any money.

Silvestra is in need of additional capital for her purchasing card business. She is asking for a loan worth 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos), which will be used as additional capital for her purchasing card business. The money will be used to avail more PO cards from a certain store, and Silvestra would sell it to the people who wants to do grocery without using money. An the clients would pay her money within a certain period of time.

In the future, Silvestra wants to expand her business in order to augment her income to meet the needs of the 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1050
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,661,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Silvestra to be used as additional capital for her purchasing card business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013