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Yolanda is a 43-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Cortes, Bohol. Her husband operates a mechanic shop in their place. Yolanda has been engaged in a basket weaving business for several years now. This is the source of her income.

She requested a loan to purchase 'buri' (native palm), straw and other materials for making baskets.

In the future, Yolanda has hopes of expanding her business and making it sustainable. Moreover, she wants to save money for the school expenses of her children.

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
  • 419
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Yolanda to purchase 'buri' (native palm), straw and other materials for making baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013