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Emma is a 51-year-old married woman from Talibon,Bohol.

She runs a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells goods like coffee, canned goods, pouch vinegar, soy sauce, soaps and toiletries. She has been operating a sari-sari (variety) store for more than 10 years now.

Emma requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy more goods to sell like soft drinks, beverages and condiments. In the future, Emma would like to expand her business to support her family and to improve their livelihood status.

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
  • 801
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,345,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Emma to buy more goods to sell like soft drinks, beverages and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013