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Erlinda, a sari-sari store owner from Talibon, Bohol, is 38 years old, married, and the mother of three children between the ages of 1 month and 13 years. Erlinda, who sells various items including shampoo, vinegar, soy sauce and snacks, works hard to earn better and support her family.

She is now requesting a loan to buy more items to sell such as soap, shampoo, snacks and canned goods. She hopes to expand her store soon. Erlinda also dreams of being a successful businesswoman 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
  • 371
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Erlinda to buy more items to sell such as soap, shampoo, snacks and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012