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Erna is a 59-year-old, married woman from Alicia, Bohol. She has run a sari-sari (convenience) store for more than 20 years. This is the source of her income.

Erna is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell in her store, like soda, canned goods, snack food and chips, soap and toiletries. With this, she will be able to attract and cater to more buyers in her store, thus augmenting her sales and income.

Erna dreams of making her business a success in the future.

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
  • 336
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,979,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Erna to buy more stock to sell in her store, like canned goods, soap and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013