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Alberto is a married man and a father of four from Trinidad, Bohol. He has been engaged in a charcoal-making business for more than three years. This is the source of his income.

Alberto is asking for a loan to buy more wood and coconut shells for charcoal making. Through this, he will be able to make more charcoal and sell it in the market. Alberto dreams of exploring another venture to augment his income so that he can support his family, especially the schooling of his children.

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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
  • 739
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,295,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Alberto to buy more wood and coconut shells for charcoal making.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013