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Ma. Charie is a 25 year old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has two kids: a seven year old boy and a five year old girl. Her husband is a fisherman. She has been running a sari sari (variety) store for 6 years now, and earns 15,000 PHP per month. Ma. Charie is requesting a loan to put additional capital in her business so she can buy more items to sell in her store like toiletries, canned goods, soft drinks, noodles, snacks, etc. In the future, Ma. Charie hopes to expand her business. With her income, she will be able to meet the daily needs of her family and especially assist her children with their education.

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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
  • 1310
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,946,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ma.charie to buy more items to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013