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Arlene is a 41-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has two children. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store, where she sells various items like bread, biscuits, cooking oil, noodles, soaps and toiletries. Arlene is in need of capital to maintain the store's inventory. She requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to buy a sack of rice, a sack of pollard (pig feed) and other various goods. In the future, Arlene would like to expand her sari-sari store to support the education of her children and also provide proper food and good living conditions.

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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
  • 382
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Arlene to buy a sack of rice, a sack of pollard (pig feed) and other various goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 25, 2014