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Elisa is a 36-year-old, married woman from Maribojoc, Bohol. She is the mother of four children. Elisa has been engaged in a basket-making business for more than 20 years. Elisa works hard to earn a living, so that she can support her husband in meeting the needs of the family, especially the schooling of their children.

Elisa is asking for a loan to buy materials for basket-making, like rattan (a native palm), bamboo, straw and others. With this increased quantity of materials, she will be able to weave more baskets and sell them to the market. Elisa has hopes of making her business a success in the future.

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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
  • 1306
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $58,008,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Elisa to buy materials for basket-making, like rattan, bamboo, straw and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013