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Guillermo is a 41-year-old married man from San Miguel, Bohol. He has seven children. The eldest is 18 and the youngest is five months. He has engaged in a farming business for 10 years. He also engages in making amakan or bamboo matting as his second business. He earns 5000 PHP in a month. This is the source of his income.
Guillermo is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer and bamboo. The fertilizer will be used in his farming business and the bamboo will be used in making amakan or bamboo matting. Through this loan, he will be able to buy what he needs for the productivity of his businesses. In the future, Guillermo hopes to expand his business. He also wants to send his 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
  • 1163
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,777,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Guillermo to buy fertilizer and bamboo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013