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Emma, age 35, earns an income by buying and selling household wares such as blankets, mats, and kitchen utensils. She and her husband have seven children between the ages of six and 16 years old. The family lives in Talibon, Bohol.

Emma has requested a loan in the amount of PhP 10,000 in order to buy additional items to sell, such as chopping dishes, floor mats, and similar household wares.

In the future, Emma would like to invest in another business to augment her income and eventually to be able to start up a sari-sari (variety) store. Her goal is to continue to send her children to school.

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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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1228
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,777,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Emma to buy additional items to offer for sale, such as chopping dishes, floor mats, and similar household wares.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013