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Alfonsa is a 39-year-old married woman from Baclayon, Bohol. She is the mother of a 12-year-old daughter.

Alfonsa is engaged in a candle making business. Aside from candle making, she is engaged in a fish vending business. She has been in the candle making business for years.

She requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase wax, thread and nails, and also for additional capital for her fish vending business.

In the future, Alfonsa would like to expand her business to support her family, as well as to save so that she will be able send her daughter for a college education.

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
  • 393
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Alfonsa to purchase wax, thread and nails, and also to have additional capital for her fish vending business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013