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Evelyn is a married woman, 36 years old, from Garcia, Bohol. She has four children. The eldest is 18 and the youngest is 8 years old. She has been engaged in a 'sari-sari' or variety store business for 10 years now. This is the source of her income for family consumption. Her husband is a welder.

Evelyn is requesting a loan to buy merchandise to sell like detergent, soap, shampoo, coffee, and soft drinks. This are the items that she sells in her store. By the help of the loan, she will be able to buy more items to be stocked in her store.

In the future, Evelyn hopes to expand her business. She also wants to repair their home.

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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
  • 1558
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $56,630,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Evelyn to buy merchandise to sell like detergent, soap, shampoo, coffee, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013