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Susana is a 33-year-old married woman from Loboc, Bohol. She is the mother of an 11-year-old son.

Susana operates a sari-sari (variety) store business. She has been in the sari-sari store business for five years. Aside from her sari-sari store, she raises hogs.

Susana has requested a loan of 16,000 PHP to buy more merchandise such as coffee, canned goods, noodles and additional piglets. She will also use the money to invest in a smart load retail business.

Susana would like to invest in other ventures. This will enable her to save for the education of her son so he will have a bright future.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1318
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,502,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Susana to buy merchandise such as coffee, canned goods, noodles and additional piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013