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Erlinda is 60 years old and is from San Miguel, Bohol, Philippines. She is married with four children aged 16-25 years old. Erlinda is engaged in buying and selling bananas in her community to earn an income. She is asking for a loan to buy cassava and bananas from farmers so she can sell the crops at the market for a profit. Erlinda dreams of improving her business' profitability so she can provide for her family. In the future, she hopes to help her children be successful with 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
  • 344
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,736,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Erlinda to buy cassava and bananas to sell at the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2014