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Arabella is a 25-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has five children. The oldest child is eight, while the youngest is one. She is engaged in fishing and sells fish. She has been involved in fishing for more than five years.

Arabella requested a loan of 6,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy wood, nails, and cement and to pay for labor to renovate her house, so it will be more comfortable to live in for her family.

In the future, Arabella would like to expand her fishing business to support her family with good food and provide a quality education for her children.

Additional 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1133
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,497,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Arabella to buy wood, nails, and cement and to pay for labor to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2014