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Elvira is 49 years old and is from the municipality of Talibon, Bohol. She is married with six children, ages 9-24.

Elvira is struggling to meet the needs of her family if she only depends on her husband. So she helps him with their livelihood which is fishing. Aside from her husband doing the fishing, she helps by selling fresh fish for five years now. She is asking for a loan to buy more fresh fish and shellfish to sell.

She hopes that in the future, she will be able to expand her business and have a better income so she can provide her family well.

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 Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 675
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,141,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Elvira buy fish and shellfish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014