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Bonifacio G. is a married man with nine children. He is 56 years old and has had a sari-sari (variety) store business for five years.

He sells items like soaps, shampoos and dry goods to the people in his community. He earns enough income with his business.

He is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy more items to sell and provide his customers with a wider variety of product selections.

In the future, Bonifacio hopes to manage a grocery store.

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
  • 465
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,645,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Bonifacio to buy more items to sell and provide his customers a wider variety of product selections.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011