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Victoriana is a 59-year-old married woman from Baclayon, Bohol. She has four adult children. She has been in the sari-sari (variety) store business for 10 years. She sells commodities like canned goods, soap, noodles and toiletries.

She requested a loan of 30,000 Philippines pesos to have additional capital to purchase more merchandise to sell, like canned goods, soap, toiletries, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce.

In the future, Victoriana would like to expand her business in order to construct a huge and spacious grocery store, and at the same time, alleviate her family's financial status.

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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
  • 1255
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,883,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Victoriana to buy merchandise like canned goods, soap, noodles and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013