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Josefina is a 43-year-old mother of five children, ages 8 to 18. They live in San Miguel, Bohol, Philippines. She is currently in a hog raising business to earn an income for her family. She works hard in her business hoping that it could help her sustain the needs of her family, especially her children.

Presently, Josefina needs additional capital of 3,000 PHP to buy another piglet and hog feed for her piggery business. She is certain that through this loan she can further maintain and improve her livelihood. She is looking for a better future for her business, and she hopes that one day it could house more hogs for a bigger profit. With the income from the business, she can provide a better future for her children, as well as a healthy diet for her family.

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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
  • 1032
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Josefina to buy another piglet and hog feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013