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Desideria R. is 54 years old and is a fish vendor. She sells fish daily in her village to raise money for buying food, clothing and other basic needs for her family. She started her fish-selling business in 1972.

She would like to grow her business more. With a small loan from the Kiva field partner, Community Economic Ventures, Inc., she will be helped in realizing her dreams. She will be able to obtain more fish to re-sell and earn a better income.

Additional 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
  • 356
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,673,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Desideria obtain more fish to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010