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Salvacion E. is a rice grower. She is 40 years old, married and has four children. Ever since she was a kid, she farmed rice to help her parents provide for all their family needs. Now that she has her own family, she would like to give her children a better future by sending all of them to school.

In addition to growing rice, she manages a small sari-sari (variety) store business. Her husband, Euvir E., is very supportive of her running a business.

She is asking a loan of Php 15,000 from CEVI, Kiva's parner. She will buy fertilizers and other farming necessities. The loan will greatly benefit her whole family because it will give them a better harvest.

CEVI is a non-profit organization organized to respond the needs of small entrepreneurs. CEVI is reaching out to more people, especially the poor, to help them start and have their own livelihoods. It provides not just credit but also training 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
  • 999
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Salvacion to purchase fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009