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Ma. Magdalina
Ma. Magdalina is a 45-year-old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She has eight children. The oldest is 24 years old while the youngest is nine months old. Most of her children are currently studying in school.

She is in the fishing business and has also been operating a sari-sari, or variety store, as her second business for 15 years now. She has monthly earnings of 10,000 PHP which help her support all her children's schooling and the needs of her family.

Ma. Magdalina is requesting a loan to buy items like canned goods, salt, noodles, toiletries, sugar, milk and food snacks. With this loan she will be able to buy merchandise for her store and attract the attention of the customers in her community.

In the future, Ma. Magdalina hopes to expand her business and to increase 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.

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
  • 1296
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,926,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ma. Magdalina to buy items such as canned goods, salt, noodles, toiletries, sugar, milk and food snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013