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Rose Mary
Rose Mary is a 51-year-old married woman from Loon, Bohol. She has two grown-up children. She engaged and owns a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like canned goods, beverages, eggs, condiments and soap to the community. Aside from her sari-sari store business, she also sells Avon products like perfume, ladies' apparel and beauty products. She requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase more commodities to sell like rice, soft drinks and Avon products. In the future, Rose Mary would like to expand her business to have a sustainable livelihood as well as to save for old age.

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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
  • 1248
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rose Mary to purchase commodities to sell like rice, soft drink and Avon products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013