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Carmelita is a 44-year-old married woman who lives in the town of Talibon, Bohol with her family. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells various items like coffee, sugar, canned goods and soap. She also sells vegetables and dried fish to the people in her community.

She has requested a loan to buy more items to sell, such as canned goods and vegetables. Carmelita hopes to earn better and be able to pay for her children's school fees.

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
  • 321
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,640,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Carmelita to buy more items to sell, such as canned goods and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2012