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Gelyn, age 27, runs a sari-sari (variety store) business. In her store, she sells a variety of items such as eggs, sugar, biscuits, coffee, seasonings, and canned goods.

Gelyn lives in Getafe, Bohol, with her husband and their children. They have a one-year-old baby and two older children, ages eight and nine.

In order to be able to restock her store with various necessary items, Gelyn has requested a loan in the amount of PhP 8,000. She will use her loan funds to buy condiments and soft drinks to offer for sale.

Gelyn hopes to expand her business so that she can provide her children with nutritious food and good living conditions.

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
  • 324
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,768,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Gelyn to buy items condiments and soft drinks to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013