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Natividad is a 55-year-old, married woman, from Talibon, Bohol. She has two grown children. She has engaged in two businesses for the past 10 years: a sari-sari (convenience) store and a food preparation and vending business. Her husband is a tricycle driver. These activities are the source of her income.

Natividad is requesting a loan to buy rice, corn, and soft drinks, as inventory for her sari-sari, and oil, sugar, flour and other ingredients, for use in her food preparation and vending business.

Natividad dreams that her business will be more productive, profitable and successful in the future.

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
  • 1081
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Natividad to buy inventory for her sari-sari store, and ingredients for her prepared foods business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013