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Zosima is a married woman from the town of Bien Unido, Bohol. She has been engaged in a food vending business for more than 20 years now, selling home-cooked snack foods to the people in her area. She cooks and sells rice cakes or 'puto'. This is the source of her income.

Zosima is asking for a loan to buy ingredients like flour, sugar, milk, yeast, and others. With this, she will be able to cook more and sell more snack foods to the people in her area. In the future, Zosima hopes to make her business a sustainable source of income.

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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
  • 1248
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,895,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Zosima to buy ingredients like flour, sugar, milk, yeast, and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 6, 2014