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Meriam is a 42-year-old married woman from Bien Unido, Bohol. She has three children. The oldest child is 22, while youngest is 6.

She operates a retail store. She sells commodities like biscuits, canned goods, soaps and condiments. Meriam requested a loan of 14,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy additional merchandise to sell like soft drinks, canned goods, sugar, soaps and garments.

Meriam would like to invest in other business ventures to augment her income to support her family's basic needs, including the quality education 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1275
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,910,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Meriam to buy additional merchandise to sell like soft drinks, canned goods, sugar, soaps and garments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013