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Isabel is a 47 year old woman from the town of Dauis, Bohol. She is married with 5 children ages 26 to 10 year old. Her husband worked as a fisherman to support their family. She engages in dress making services to help augment the income of their household. She makes dresses and caters services like dress adjustment. Her business started more than 5 years ago. She is asking for a loan to buy cloth and other materials like thread, sewing needles and maintenance for the sewing machine.

In the future, Isabel would like to expand her business and increase business profitability for her 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.

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
  • 1236
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,844,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Isabel to buy cloth and other materials like thread, sewing needles and maintenance for the sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014