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Lourdes is a 27-year-old married woman from San Miguel, Bohol. She has three children. The oldest child is ten while the youngest is two. She has a sari-sari (variety/general) store business. She sells items like soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, sugar, and powdered milk. She usually earns five thousand pesos a month through sales of the sari-sari store. She requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to buy additional items like soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, and sugar. Lourdes would like to expand her business by investing in other products in order to support her family, as well as to save for her children's quality education in the 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.

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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 380
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,808,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Lourdes to buy items like soft drinks, canned goods, noodles, and sugar for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013