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Elvira earns a living through her sari-sari or variety store business selling various goods and items to the people in her community in San Miguel, Bohol. Elvira has been in the business for more than 20 years now. This is the source of her income. Her husband works as a carpenter.
Elvira is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks to sell like canned goods, candies, soda and beverages, soap, and toiletries. With this loan, she will be able to improve her business and make it a success and a stable source of income.

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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
  • 1298
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,860,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Elvira to buy additional stocks to sell like canned goods, candies, soda and beverages, soap, and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013