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Ritchie earns a living with her sari-sari, or variety store, business. She lives with her husband and her four young children in Bohol, Philippines. Ritchie has been in this business for several years now.

Ritchie is requesting for a loan to buy soda, canned goods, snack food, toiletries, and other goods to sell in her store.

In the future, Ritchie hopes to expand her business. Any additional revenue generated from it will be used for reinvestment and the school expenses of her children.

Additional 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
  • 1438
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,148,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ritchie to buy soda, canned goods, snack food, toiletries, and other goods to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013