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Veronica is from Talibon, Bohol. She is married and has eight grown children.

She operates a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells various items like biscuits, salted peanuts, coffee, cooking oil and noodles. She has been operating the retail store business for more than ten years now.

Veronica is asking for a loan to buy soft drinks, rice and corn, soap and toiletries, snack foods and other items to fill her store with stock. Veronica hopes that she can expand her retail store business to provide proper meals, and to set aside some money in preparation for her old age.

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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
  • 1244
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,827,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Veronica buy soft drinks, rice and corn, soap and toiletries, snack foods and other items to fill her store with stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014