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Lydia is a 61-year-old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari or variety store business selling various goods and commodities to the people in her place. Lydia wants to expand her business but lacks the financial resources to do so. She joined CEVI to gain access to the loan services offered by the organization to small entrepreneurs like her. She is asking for a loan to buy additional groceries to sell like canned goods, candies, biscuits, rice, soap, soda, and toiletries.

In the future, Lydia hopes to sustain her business so that it will continue generating income.

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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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1060
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,698,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Lydia to buy additional groceries to sell like canned goods, candies, biscuits, rice, soap, soda, and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013