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Caridad is from Ubay, Bohol. She is 60 years old. She is a widow and relies on rice farming and selling candles for an income. This has been her source of livelihood for 20 years now. She is asking for a loan of 16,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) to buy more candles and fertilizer and seedlings for her farm. This will allow her to continue farming and assure her healthy crops to harvest in four months. The income she earns from this will provide her food and other household expenses.

Caridad only hopes that she is always healthy so she can support herself in the future.

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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
  • 373
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Caridad to buy candles, fertilizer and seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013