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Lourdes is a 63-year-old single woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She operates a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells items like biscuits, condiments, beverages and noodles. Aside from her sari-sari (variety) store, she grows rice.She has been growing rice for 10 years. Lourdes requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy fertilizers and plant vitamins to have a bountiful harvest. In the future, Lourdes would like to expand her business to have a sustainable livelihood and at the same time 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1081
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,648,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Lourdes to buy fertilizers and plant vitamins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013