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Sylvia is a married woman with 2 children. She is 45 years old and has had a sari-sari store (convenience store) for 10 years.

Sylvia sells items such as canned goods, coffee, and shampoo to the people in her community. She is able to provide for her family's daily needs through her business.

Sylvia is requesting a loan of 5000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to buy more items to sell such as rice, canned goods, and soft drinks. In the future, she hopes to expand her 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,925,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sylvia to buy items to sell such as rice, canned goods, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2012