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Geralyn is a 24-year-old, married woman and a mother of two children, from Talibon, Bohol. Geralyn runs a sari-sari or variety store business, selling various goods and items to the people in her place. Her husband works as a farmer.

Geralyn is asking for a loan to buy more stocks to sell, like canned goods, noodles, biscuits, chips, soap, and toiletries. Through this loan, she will be able to attract more buyers in her store. Geralyn dreams of expanding her business and she wants to save money, so that she can continue 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.

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
  • 1251
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Geralyn to buy more stocks to sell, like canned goods, noodles, biscuits, chips, soap, and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013