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Carmelita is a fruit and vegetable vendor from San Miguel, Bohol. She is a married woman and a mother of five children. Carmelita has been in the business for more than 15 years now. This is the source of her income.

Carmelita is asking for a loan to buy more vegetables and fruits to sell. With this, she will be able to improve her stock thus allowing her to sell more to her customers.

In the future, Carmelita hopes to make her business a success. Moreover, she wants to save money for the schooling of her children.

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
  • 396
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Carmelita to buy more vegetables and fruits to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 6, 2014