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Abundia is a 63-year-old woman from Ubay, Bohol. She is a widow who relies on her Sari-sari (variety) store for an income. In her store she sells detergent, canned goods, shampoo, purified water and seasoning. This business has existed for 30 years now. Abundia is asking for a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy gasoline, canned goods, detergent and rice for her store. This will help so Abundia will not run out of supply and be able to maximize her profit. In the future, she hopes to have a bigger store and a better income from her business.

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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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1261
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,860,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Abundia to buy gasoline, canned goods, detergent and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013