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Emeliana is 40 years old and has three children ages 10, 15 and 17. She is a sari-sari (general) store owner from Ubay, Bohol in the Philippines. She sells basic household goods like shampoo, toothpaste, sugar, cooking oil, seasoning and detergent. She is asking for a loan of 8,000 PHP to buy soft drinks, rice, canned goods and gasoline. This way, she will not run out of items that sell the most, maximizing her income.

In the future, she hopes to sell items that she does not offer at present to make a good profit for her children.

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
  • 1857
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,010,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Emeliana to buy soft drinks, rice, canned goods and gasoline.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013