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Margarita, a 62-year-old single woman from Bien Unido, Bohol, has been in the fish-vending business for 10 years, earning about 13,500 PHP each month. She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy more fresh fish to meet the needs of her customers.

In the future, Margarita would like to invest in another business venture to have a sustainable livelihood and save for old age.

Additional 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
  • 1644
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,734,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Margarita to buy more fresh fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013