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Melanie is a married woman with two children. She is 35 years old and has been running a sari-sari store business for five years.

Melanie sells items like soft drinks, coffee, sugar and canned goods to the people in her community. She earns daily from the store. She is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP to buy more items to sell, such as soft drinks and canned goods.

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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
  • 859
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Melanie to purchase soft drinks, canned goods and other merchandise to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011