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Cerelina is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Talibon, Bohol. She has been running a sari-sari or convenience store for more than 23 years now. She sells various goods to the people in the community.

Cerelina is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell such as noodles, canned goods, candies, snack foods and others.

In the future, Cerelina wants to expand her venture and augment her income necessary for their needs and expenses.

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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.

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
  • 1100
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,635,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Cerelina to buy more stock to sell such as noodles, canned goods, candies, snack foods and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013