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Dioscora is a widow from the town of Talibon, Bohol. She engages in a pottery-making business. She makes pots made of clay and a mix of cement. Her business started 10 years ago. Aside from pottery making, she runs a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various items, like canned goods, condiments, eggs, sugar and soap. She is asking for a loan to buy more dry goods, like soft drinks, to sell.

In the future, she hopes to expand both her businesses and increase profitability for a sustainable livelihood.

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
  • 344
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,737,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Dioscora to buy more dry goods to resell like soft drink.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014