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Gomez A. is engaged in selling crabs. He is a 43-year-old father of three children and a fisherman. His own catch is what he sells to provide for all their needs. Every night Gomez goes out fishing, he throws his nets in the sea and hopes to have something to catch. He wants to work hard to send all of his children to college so that when they are older, they will have better lives for their future children. Now, Gomez sells crabs because he can earn more with this kind of endeavor. Aside from the fish he sells, he also markets crabs.

Gomez is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP from CEVI. He will use the loan to purchase crab nets and repair the pump boats. In this way, the boat will be used for fishing, and he can deliver his catch to other places.

CEVI helps fishermen sustain their livelihoods and businesses. Their being part of CEVI entitles them for easy access to CEVI credit assistance, trainings, and insurance coverage.

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
  • 403
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,611,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Gomez to purchase a crab net and repair the pump boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009