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Charito is a 41-year-old married woman from Baclayon, Bohol. She has five children. The oldest child is 20 while the youngest is 7. She is engaged in a "buy and sell" business. She buys and sells Avon products like perfume, lotion, soap, powder and other beauty products. She has been in this business for 10 years. She requested a loan of 18,000 PHP to buy more Avon products and dried fish for retailing.

In the future, Charito would like to invest in another business to improve their livelihood and also so she could be able to send her children to school.

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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
  • 1312
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Charito to buy more Avon products to sell and dried fish for retailing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013