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Melita B. is a pig grower. She started her business in 2000 with only one sow. She wants to grow her business even more to support all their needs. Presently, she has two sows and five pigs. She also sells piglets to her friends who are pig growers. She is already a widow and has only one child. She works diligently for the family. Aside from pigs, she owns a small sari-sari (community-based mini grocery) store. She sells variety of goods to supplement her income.

She is requesting a loan of Php 15,000 from CEVI, a Kiva partner. She will use the loan to buy piglets to increase the size of her piggery. The loan will also be used to buy additional merchandise for her store.

CEVI is reaching out to more people to start and have their own livelihood. It provides not just loans but also training and insurance benefits to all the clients as well

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
  • 1227
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,466,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Melita purchase piglets and pig feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 20, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009