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Forty-nine-year-old Ulpiana owns and manages a sari-sari (general) store business in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. She is a married woman with six children aged between 11 and 26 years.

Ulpiana sells various items like soft drinks, spices, and canned goods. She also started raising hogs to augment her income. Ulpiana helps provide for her family’s basic needs with her income. It is also her goal to have all her children be given proper education.

She requested a loan to buy pig feed and more items to sell such as soft drinks, toiletries, and canned goods. This will help increase Ulpiana’s sales.

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
  • 378
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,814,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Ulpiana to buy pig feed and more items to sell such as soft drinks, toiletries, and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012