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Carmelita is a 46 year old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She is a mother of 2 children aged 15 and 10. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various commodities like cooking oil, noodles, shampoo, canned goods, coffee, seasonings and toiletries. Her husband is a farmer .She has been running this store for almost 5 years. To be able to continue her business operations, she requests a loan of 6,000 PHP to buy soft drinks, noodles, soap and a sack of rice. In the future, Carmelita hopes to be successful in her sari- sari store business so she can afford the 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1293
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,926,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Carmelita to buy soft drinks, noodles, soap and a sack of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014