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Laura is a 44-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She is engaged in fishing. Her husband, who is a fisherman, operates their fishing boat. Laura sells his catch at the market. According to Laura, they earn about 5,000 PHP per month doing this fishing business. She works hard to support her husband in providing for their needs. She said that it is her goal to feed her family 3 times a day. Laura has requested a loan to purchase fishing nets, crab traps and other materials. She hopes this loan will help improve their 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.

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
  • 387
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,621,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Laura to purchase fishing nets, crab traps and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012