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Crisanta is a married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She and her husband work together in a bakery and they have been baking cakes, breads, and biscuits for eight years now. They have two children, ages 8 and 1 year old, to support out of their income.

Crisanta is asking for a loan to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, margarine, and food flavorings to increase her production. She hopes that someday she can make a bigger business out of baking for a better income.

Her family’s well-being is her main concern, and she plans to give her children a good education.

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
  • 383
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Crisanta to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, margarine, and food flavorings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013