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Corazon is a 40-year-old married woman and a mother to six young children. She lives in Ubay, Bohol. She has been running a sari-sari, or variety store, for almost 20 years now. This is the source of her income.

Corazon works hard to earn a living so that she can contribute and support her husband in meeting the needs of the family, especially for the schooling of their children.

Corazon is asking for a loan to buy more groceries to sell such as canned goods, noodles, soda, toiletries, and cooking ingredients. With this, she will be able to cater to more buyers, thus increasing her sales and profit.

In the future, Corazon hopes to make her business a success and save money for the continuous education of her children.

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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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1247
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,827,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Corazon to buy more groceries to sell such as canned goods, noodles, soda, toiletries, and cooking ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013