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Divina is a 43-year-old married woman and the mother nine children from Talibon, Bohol. She is engaged in the selling of seafood products like sea cucumber, oyster and others. She also runs a sari-sari (convenience) store.

Divina is a member of CEVI, a microfinance in the Philippines. Divina works hard in order to provide support to her husband in meeting the needs of the family, especially for the schooling of her children.

With a loan, Divina will be able to buy more stock for her store like canned goods, candies, rice, soap, toiletries, sea cucumber and other seafood. In the future, Divina hopes to make her business a success and 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.

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
  • 1102
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,635,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Divina to buy more stock for her store like canned goods, candies, rice, soap, toiletries, sea cucumber and other seafood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013