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Ma. Magdalena is a 47-year-old married woman from Cortes, Bohol. She is a mother of a 16-year-old daughter. She runs a retail store in the community. She sells commodities such as powdered milk, sugar, eggs, noodles, seasonings and toiletries. Aside from operating a retail store, Ma. Magdalena raises hogs. She works hard to earn a living. She has been in the hog-raising business for eight years. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy additional piglets, feed and pig supplements to produce healthy pigs. In the future, Ma. Magdalena would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to save for the college the education of her child.

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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
  • 1295
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,936,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Ma.magdalena to buy additional piglets, feed and pig supplements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013