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Marilen is a 42-year-old, married woman and mother to a 16-year-old. They are from Jagna, Bohol. She operates a sari-sari or variety store selling various goods and items to the people, who live nearby.

Marilen is asking for a loan to buy additional merchandise to sell like canned goods, soda and beverages. soap and detergents, biscuits and chips. With this, she will be able to attract and cater to more customers in her store thus augmenting her sales and income. In the future, Marilen hopes of making her business a success and more profitable.

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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
  • 827
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,369,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marilen to buy additional merchandise to sell like canned goods, soda and beverages, soap and detergents, biscuits and chips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013