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Vanessa is 32 years old and from Loon, Bohol. She is married with two children, ages 3 and 7. For five years now, she has been engaged in food vending and operating a sari-sari (convenience) store. She sell home-cooked meals like noodles and sauteed vegetables, as well as biscuits, seasonings and toiletries. She is asking for a loan of 7,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy fuel (liquified petroleum gas), biscuits and spices.

She hopes to make a success out of her business someday. In the future, she hopes to 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.

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
  • 1074
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,720,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Vanessa to buy fuel (liquified petroleum gas), biscuits and spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 6, 2014