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Benigna L. is a herbal medicine dealer. She is 70 years old already, widow and has 6 children. Though she is old, she is still strong able to mange a business. She has been a CEVI client for 4 years already. She has a good repayment record and a good market of her business also.

She is requesting a loan of Php 12,000 from CEVI. She will use the loan to buy more herbal medicines which she sells to her friends, neighbors and her other regular clients. She started selling herbal medicines last 1989 using her small savings of Php 10,000.

Now, Benigna still markets her herbal medicine in their town. Because she is a CEVI client, she has access to credit assistance, trainings and insurance coverage services that CEVI gives to all their customers.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,861,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Benigna to buy more herbal medicines to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009