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Guillerma is a 26-year-old married woman and a mother of four young children; she is from Talibon, Bohol. She has run a sari-sari (convenience) store business for several years. She is also in the seaweed farming business. Seaweed farming is a lucrative venture in the country.

Guillerma is asking for a loan to buy more stock of products to sell in her store, such as soda, biscuits, snack food, and others. She will also purchase materials for seaweed farming, such as straw and nylon.

In the future, Guillerma wants to make her business a success.

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
  • 356
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Guillerma to buy more stock of products to sell in her store, such as soda, biscuits, and snack food, and to purchase materials for seaweed farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013