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Jesima is a married woman having two sons, ages eighteen and sixteen, from Talibon, Bohol. She has been engaged in a 'sari-sari' or variety store business for 10 years now. Her monthly income is 18,000 Php. Her husband is an ordinary seaman. This is the source of her income.

Jesima is requesting for a loan to buy items like toiletries, canned goods, noodles, soft drinks, and snacks for her business. By the use of this loan, she will be able to buy some items to catch the attention of potential customers.

In the future, Jesima hopes to expand her business and make it productive and profitable.

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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
  • 1288
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jesima to buy items like toiletries, canned goods, noodles, soft drinks, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013