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Rowena is a 41-year-old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She has 6 children; the youngest child is 5 months old while the oldest is 21. She engages in farming by growing rice. She has been growing rice for 12 years. With a lack of capital to finance her farm, Rowena requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to buy fertilizers, pesticides and more rice seedlings to improve the harvest. Rowena would like to invest in her business to support her family and also to be able to send her children to school.

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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
  • 454
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,733,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rowena to buy fertilizers, pesticides and more rice seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013