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Mamerta is a widow with five children aged 15-28. She and her family live in Talibon, Bohol. To help meet the needs of her family, she is into making clay pots and clay stoves for a profit. She had this business for 30 years now. She is asking for a loan to buy raw materials for pottery-making like clay, pay tuition fees and buy food for her family's consumption.

Mamerta hopes to keep her business so that her children can finish in their studies.

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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
  • 345
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,737,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mamerta to buy materials like clay, pay tuition fees and buy food for consumption.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014