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Arline B. raises pigs in her back yard. She is 54 years old and has one child. When she isn't busy in her piggery, she cooks food. She sells the pigs in her village: her customers come in from the nearby town to buy them, and she receives many calls from them when she is preparing to sell her pigs. She earns a lot of money from hog raising, which is why she wants to expand her business with the help of CEVI.

She is requesting a loan of Php 10,000. She will use the loan to buy additional piglets and expand her business. Aside from helping to purchase pigs and foods, the loan will also help Arline start a new business.

CEVI heps people start and run their own businesses. They provide their clients with credit assistance, training, and insurance coverage to help their businesses grow.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 496
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $50,987,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Arline to buy additional piglets and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2009
Mar 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009