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Emma is a 44-year-old married woman with five children. She has a sari-sari store business in Talibon, Bohol. Emma sells items like soy sauce, vinegar, canned goods and eggs to the people in her community. She has requested a loan of 12,000 Philippine pesos to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and noodles. Emma hopes to expand her store in the future.

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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.

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
  • 345
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,667,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Emma to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and noodles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2012