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Arlen runs a sari-sari (variety) business to earn a living. She has run her store for more than a year now.

Arlen is requesting a loan to buy additional stocks of soda, snack food, dry goods, seasoning, and other products to sell. She will use her loan to cater to more buyers and improve her income. Arlen also wants to save money to help her husband to send their children to school for better learning.

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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
  • 1814
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,866,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Arlen to buy soda, snack food, dry goods, seasoning, and other products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013