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Ma. Lourdes
Ma. Lourdes is a 31-year-old married woman and the mother of three children. They live in San Miguel, Bohol, Philippines. Ma. Lourdes has been in a rice farming business for more than seven years now. She also has a food vending venture. Her husband works as a farmer.

Ma. Lourdes does her best to earn a living so that she can support the needs of the family. As of now, she is asking for a loan to buy additional fertilizer and pesticides for the farm. Also, she wants to buy additional ingredients for her food vending business. In the future, Ma. Lourdes hopes to make her business a success and sustainable. Moreover, she wants to save money for the schooling of her children.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 309
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,087,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Ma. Lourdes to buy additional fertilizer and pesticides for the farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013