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Nelia P., a 54-year-old farmer, strives to manage her rice field in Norala, South Cotabato. Her farm's income meets her family's basic needs and pays the tuition fees for her seven children.

In May 2008 Nelia joined Kiva partner Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI) in the hope that her farm could be financed with low interest. She is now requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP. She will use it to buy farm inputs and make her business grow.

Additional 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
  • 423
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Nelia to finance her farm, e.g. buy farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010