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John is a farmer working in Sto Niño, South Cotabato. He has been growing and selling rice for quite some time now. John is able to provide for his family through his income from his farm. John also has a small sari-sari store. He sells items like soap, shampoo, coffee and sugar. John works hard to improve his earnings and support his family financially. He plans to use his loan to purchase fertilizers and other farming materials, as well as more items to sell in his store. John hopes to be a successful businessman in the future.

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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
  • 1268
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,866,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped John to purchase fertilizers and other farming materials, as well as more items to sell in his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2012