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Teresita is a 58 year old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She has two dependent sons ages 17 and 10. She has been engaged in a sari-sari, or variety store, business for 15 years and her husband works as a fisherman.
Teresita sells items like toiletries, canned goods, noodles, soft drinks, candles, food snacks etc. to the people in her community. She earns about 6000 PhP per month with her business. Teresita is requesting a loan to buy additional stock for her store.

In the future, Teresita dreams to expand her business so that she can support the education of her children and the needs of her family.

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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
  • 1296
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,926,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Teresita to buy additional stock for her store. Items like toiletries, canned goods, noodles, soft drinks, candy, food snacks and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013