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Catalina is 54 years old and married. She has 4 children – the oldest is 28 years old and the youngest is 18. Catalina’s husband works as a farmer.

Catalina makes and sells “bahalina’ (coconut wine). She has been running this business for 6 years. Catalina works hard to help provide for their household needs and to send her children to school. She requested a loan to buy more containers and other materials she needs for her business.

She will also buy school supplies for her children. In the future, Catalina hopes to start another business.

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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
  • 319
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,661,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Catalina to buy more containers and school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011