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Maria Elenita
Maria Elenita is a 40 year old widow woman from Anda, Bohol. She has three children. The youngest child is seven while the oldest is 18. She owns a variety store in her community. She sells items such as sugar, beverages, detergents, toiletries and soft drinks. Aside from managing a retail store, she raises hogs. She has been raising hogs for five years.

She requested a loan of 29,000 PHP to buy additional stock for the store and to purchase feeds and pig supplements. In the future, Maria Elenita would like to expand her business to support her three children and at the same time to be able to send her 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 342
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,187,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria Elenita to buy additional stock for the store and to purchase feeds and pig supplements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013