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Maria is a 44-year-old married woman and a mother of six children from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. She is engaged in a fish vending business since her husband is a fisherman. They have been in this business for more than 20 years now.
Maria is asking for a loan worth 5,000 PHP to buy fishing nets and fuel for the fishing boat. With them, her husband will be able to increase his catch thus giving them more chance of increasing their sales and profit.
In the future, Maria hopes of expanding their business and trying on other ventures. Moreover, she wants to continue to send her children to school for better learning and a bright 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
  • 481
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,645,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Maria to buy fishing nets and fuel for the fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013