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Ma. Purissa
39-year-old Ma. Purissa is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She has three children, ages 13, 7, and 2.

Ma. Purissa has been a seaweed farmer for 10 years. She earns about 3000 PHP per month with her business. Ma. Purissa's husband works as a fisherman. She does her best to support her husband in providing for their needs and sending their children to school.

Ma. Purissa is requesting a loan of 7000 PHP to purchase seaweed seedlings and straws. She hopes to earn better and pay for her children's school expenses.

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
  • 368
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Ma. Purissa to purchase seaweed seedlings and straws.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012