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Marilyn is 41 years old from Dagohoy, Bohol. She is married with two children ages 18 and 20. Marilyn has owned a Sari-sari store that caters to the needs of her neighborhood for nine years now. She sells basic household items like seasoning, canned goods, noodles, eggs, toiletries, snack food, candies and soft drinks. She is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks of canned sardines, corned beef, cooking oil, shampoo, soft drinks and different vegetables. She is hoping that with the loan she will not experience a lack of items needed by her customers. Her income will be for family daily consumption.

In the future, she hopes to have an abundant life and more capital to expand her business.

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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.

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 242
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,658,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marilyn to buy additional stock for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014