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Miriam is a 48-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has three children. The oldest child is 21 while the youngest is eight. She is engaged in a food vending business. She sells hot cakes. She has been selling snack foods for almost 10 years. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase additional ingredients such as flour, sugar, mayonnaise and butter. This will help Miriam's business to survive, especially as the income is such a great help, especially in the family's daily needs.

In the future, Miriam would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to send all her children for college education.

Additional 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
  • 760
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Miriam to purchase additional ingredients such as flour, sugar, mayonnaise, and butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013