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Jowena C. is a farmer. Her main crop is rice. She sells most of her harvest to the village to earn a living for her family. She also reserved some of her harvest for family consumption. She is 31 years old and has no children yet. In addition to rice farming, she raises pigs to supplement her income.

She wants to avail a loan from CEVI. ( First Filipno MFI partner to go active in KIVA microfunds). She will use the loan to buy fertilizers and other farm necessities. The loan will be a great help to her family farm to increase their yield.

Based on research, Philippines has land area of 30 million hectares, 47% or 13 million hectares of which are use for agriculture. CEVI is reaching more farmers to sustain their livelihood. It not only provides loans, but also gives training and insurance coverage to all its clients.

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
  • 932
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,405,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Jowena to buy fertilizers and other farm necessities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009