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Celsa is a 44-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has five children; the oldest is 18 while the youngest is 5. She engages in tailoring services. She has been doing tailoring for almost five years. She accepts dressmaking and dress adjustments. She needs more capital to continue her tailoring services, so Celsa requested a loan of 7,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy cloth and various sewing materials like needles. In the the future, Celsa would like to improve her tailoring services to be able to finance the education of her children.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 324
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,697,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Celsa to buy cloth and various sewing materials like needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013