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Ricarda is 41 years old from Antequera, Bohol. She is married with six children ages 1-20. Her husband works as a driver. Ricarda is into making baskets for an income. This business started 18 years ago. Her income helps pay for the basic household needs like electricity and school fees.

She would like to sustain her business and she is asking for a loan of 4,000 PHP to buy raw materials like buri (native palm), rattan and nylon. She is optimistic of what hard work and dedication can do. She hopes to continue doing this business and to venture into other possible income-generating activity in the future. She also dreams of seeing her children become professionals someday.

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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
  • 428
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Ricarda to buy raw materials like buri, rattan and nylon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013