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Gemma, age 48, operates a crab fishing business to earn an income. She catches fresh crabs and sells these to members of her local community. She has been engaged in this business for almost 20 years.

Gemma lives with her family in Talibon, Bohol. She and her husband have eight children. Her husband works as a carpenter. Their eldest child is 25 years old and the youngest is 10.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of PhP 10,000 in order to buy screen material (used for crab nets), rope, and epoxy (an adhesive). These materials will help her to increase her ongoing catch.

In the future, Gemma would like to expand her fishing business enough to support the college education of her children.

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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
  • 1317
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,946,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Gemma to buy screen material, rope, and epoxy in order to make crab nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013