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Josie is a 64-year-old woman from the town of Talibon, Bohol. She is married with five grown children. Her husband worked as a private driver to support their family.

She is into a food vending business. She cooks meals for customers in the community. She sells fried fish, vegetables, and other native menus. She started her business started quite a few years ago.

She is asking for a loan to buy materials like plates, pans, and various kitchenware, to cater her customers needs and also augment her income.

In the future, Josie would like to expand her business and increase her business profitability for a sustainable livelihood.

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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
  • 1063
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,661,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Josie to buy materials like plates, pans and various kitchenware.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2014