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47-year-old Esterlita is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She has five children aged between two and 26 years old. Esterlita works hard to feed her family and keep them healthy. She also makes her children's education a priority.

Esterlita's husband operates their fishing boat while she sells their catch at the town's market. Esterlita has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP from CEVI to buy fishing nets and repair their fishing boat. She hopes this loan will help to improve their business.

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
  • 385
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Esterlita to buy fishing nets and to repair the couple's fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012