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Ma. Elena
Ma. Elena is a 49-year-old married woman from Panglao, Bohol. She has five children. The oldest child is 22, while the youngest is 4. She raises pigs.

Aside from hog raising, Ma. Elena operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like sugar, condiments, soap, eggs, cooking oil and toiletries. She has been in the sari-sari store business for five years. Her husband is a carpenter.

Ma. Elena requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy more items to sell like soft drinks, noodles, seasonings and canned goods.

In the future, Ma. Elena would like to invest in other ventures to support her family, as well as save for the 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 299
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,091,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ma. Elena to buy more items to sell like soft drinks, noodles, seasonings and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013