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Andresa is a 54-year-old married woman and a mother of five children. They live in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. Andresa has been engaged in a hog-raising business for more than 25 years now. She is also in a food-vending business, selling home-cooked snack foods to the people in her place. Her husband works as a carpenter.

Andresa is asking for a loan to buy feeds for the pigs and additional ingredients for her food-vending business like flour, sugar, milk and butter. With this loan, she will be able to improve her business, and eventually, her income. In the future, Andresa has hopes of making her business a success. Moreover, she wants to save money for the schooling of her children and to repay her loan on time.

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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
  • 341
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,756,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Andresa to buy feeds for the pigs and additional ingredients for her food-vending business like flour, sugar, milk and butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013