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Marcosa is a 56-year-old married woman from Cortes, Bohol, Philippines. She has five children. She has engaged in a basket weaving business for 30 years now and earns 2,000 PHP per month. This is the source of her income and covers the needs of her family.
Marcosa is requesting a loan to buy buri (native palm), wicker, nito vine and bamboo. These are the materials used in making baskets. Through the help of this loan, she will be able to buy the materials needed in making baskets. In the future, Marcosa hopes to expand her business to earn more profits.

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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
  • 1296
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,926,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Marcosa to buy buri (native palm), wicker, nito vine and bamboo to make baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013