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Helen, 49, has 1-hectare rice field and a sari-sari store. Aside from that, she also raises pigs. At first, she borrowed money from other dealers to have capital but she only profits very little because of high interest. When Community Economic Ventures, Inc. came, it made it easier for her to secure additional capital and her business is progressing.

She is currently requesting a loan of 15,000 Php. This will allow her to buy farm supplies and groceries. She works as much as she can to support her family and her 3 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
  • 1855
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,010,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Helen farm supplies and groceries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010