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Cerelina is 48 years old from the municipality of Talibon, Bohol. She is married and her husband is a fisherman. He also sell seashells and sea cucumber. On the other hand, Cerelina helps by operating a Sari-sari (variety) store business. This existed for 25 years now and she sell items like soy sauce, detergent, cooking oil, salt, vinegar, canned goods and noodles. She is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks of canned goods, sugar, shampoo, coffee, seasoning and materials for store renovation. She hopes that someday she can continue to improve and expand her business for her three children’s education.

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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
  • 1316
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,946,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Cerelina to buy stocks of canned goods, sugar, shampoo, coffee, seasoning and materials for store renovation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014