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44-year-old John R. is from the town of Sto. Niño. He is married and has two children. His older child is now aged twenty. John's business is rice farming. He tills his own land where he plants and harvests rice crops. He also owns a sari-sari store that his wife runs. He has been farming for eleven years now and hopes to have a stable income for his family.

John joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. John has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. John is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure and piglets. This will be the third loan taken out by John from CEVI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1249
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,827,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped John to purchase fertilizers such as manure and piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010