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Erlinda is 39 years old, married and the mother of three children. She and her family live in Talibon, Bohol, where Erlinda earns a living by running a sari-sari or variety store where she sells various goods to people who live in her community. She is requesting a loan to buy additional items to sell to her customers, including canned goods, chips and biscuits, soda, rice, noodles, and toiletries. This loan will allow her to attract more customers and increase her business and her income. In the future, Erlinda hopes to expand her business and make it more sustainable.

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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
  • 1264
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Erlinda to buy additional items to sell, such as canned goods, chips and biscuits, soda, rice, noodles, and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013