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Gertrudes is a 44 year old married woman and a mother of three children ages 13, 14 and 17. She lives in Talibon, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store business selling various goods and items such as shampoo, candies, chips, canned goods, seasoning and condiments to the people in her place. This is the source of her income for 5 years now. Her husband works as a farmer and Gertrudes is motivated to help him by working hard on improving her business.

She is asking for a loan to buy two sacks of rice, canned goods and toiletries. It is her dream to continue working for the expansion of her store, so she can send her children to school.

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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
  • 1254
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Gertrudes to buy two sacks of rice, canned goods and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2014