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Maribel is a 30-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has two children, ages 11 and 3.

She runs a sari-sari (variety) store. Maribel sells various items like powdered milk, sugar, soaps, biscuits, noodles, seasonings, and beverages. She has been running a variety store for almost four years.

She requested a loan of 9,000 PHP to buy more stock like canned goods, soft drinks , seasonings, and fertilizers so she can maintain the inventory of the store, and also attract more customers.

In the future, Maribel would like to expand her sari-sari store business to provide her children with good food and a quality 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
  • 332
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,752,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Maribel to buy more stock like canned goods, soft drinks, seasonings, and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014