Kiva Loan Dedication

Renee Olivia

Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Philippines
Guiuan, Eastern…
Philippines
$24,800
Loan
Amount

Renee is a Filipino designer who works with women from 50 villages in Eastern Samar to manufacture and export high-quality bags made from Pacific seagrass. Renee’s family comes from Eastern Samar, which is one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines. Thirty percent of the population live below the national poverty line. This is because the province is constantly bombarded by the frequent typhoons originating from the Pacific Ocean. Renee started this project using her own savings to develop contacts and international interest. Now that she is receiving bulk…

Renee is a Filipino designer who works with women from 50 villages in Eastern Samar to manufacture and export high-quality bags made from Pacific seagrass. Renee’s family comes from Eastern Samar, which is one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines. Thirty percent of the population live below the national poverty line. This is because the province is constantly bombarded by the frequent typhoons originating from the Pacific Ocean. Renee started this project using her own savings to develop contacts and international interest. Now that she is receiving bulk orders, she needs a capital infusion to pay for the materials, labor and processing fees for the products, so that they can be delivered on time and in good condition. Renee is borrowing PHP 1,008,000 through NWTF and Kiva, so that she can sustain the momentum of her growing enterprise and provide her community of weavers with a stable source of income. Renee's goal is to create a social enterprise environment where women are provided with the opportunity to earn a stable income for themselves and their families by maximizing the use of seagrass, which is abundant in the coastal areas of the island; also developing value chains that could energize the economy of the communities she is working with.

To: Joy Zarata

I chose this loan because... When I think of Joy I think of a wonderful, energetic, dynamic person. God bless her and those who's lives she touches. She spreads joy!

Dedicated
February 27, 2013
by Mari Anne & Roger

To: Phil Steele

I chose this loan because... Want to share this with my family

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February 26, 2013
by Shane

To: Betty

I chose this loan because... Congratulations Betty on your 2,000th loan. Your are a fabulous supporter of Kiva. I am proud you are a member of our little team. Well done! All the best, Richard

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February 26, 2013
by Richard

To: Betty

I chose this loan because... Way to go Betty, 2000 loans!

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February 26, 2013
by Fred

To: Betty

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February 26, 2013
by jan & john

To: Betty

I chose this loan because... We celebrate Betty, who cheers us on and inspires us on our KIVA teams! Congratulations on 2,000 loans! :) xo, The Jacobson Family

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February 26, 2013
by Jacobson Family

To: Betty

I chose this loan because... To celebrate an amazing Kiva lender and 2000 loans! Just think of all the people who have been helped by you :) Congratulations, you are awesome!

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February 25, 2013
by Julie