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Editha B., 48 years-old, owns a small rice farm. Aside from the farm, she also has a small piggery and sari-sari (general) store. These help her buy the things which her family needs such as food, clothes and other basic necessities. She says that, if she doesn't work hard on her farm, she won't be able to support her family. Now, she is having difficulty in maintaining her one-hectare farm because of financial constraints in the family. She would like to apply for a loan of Php 5,000 from Kiva partner Community Economic Ventures Inc. She will use the loan to buy fertilizers and farm supplies.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More 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
  • 1301
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,936,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Editha to buy farm supplies and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010