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Estella is a merchant from Bohol, Philippines. She earns a living through her sari-sari (variety store business) selling various goods to the people in her locality.

Estella is asking for a loan to buy additional stock to sell such as dry goods, canned goods, snack foods and chips, sodas, toiletries and others. With this loan, she will be able to enhance her stocks thus allowing her to attract and cater to more customers and buyers in her store. In the future, Estella hopes to expand her business and save money for future use 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
  • 1259
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,871,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Estella to buy additional stock to sell, such as dry goods, canned goods, snack foods and chips, sodas, toiletries and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013