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Vilma is a 31-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. A mother of a 12-year-old son, she runs a bakery. She bakes bread. She has been making bread for almost two years now.

She requested a loan of 6,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy more ingredients, like flour, shortening, yeast and margarine, to continue to serve her customers and to add to the variety of her bread production. In the future, Vilma wound like expand her bakery to be able to pay her weekly contribution and also to be able to improve their livelihood status.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 230
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,041,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Vilma to buy more ingredients like flour, shortening, yeast and margarine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013