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Melinda, a 44-year-old mother of two children aged 15 and 7, is married to a farmer. A farmer herself, Melinda assists her husband in managing their rice farm situated in the town of Surallah, South Cotabato. She also manages their sari-sari store business, selling items including bath and detergent soap, shampoo, sugar and vinegar.

Melinda is requesting a loan to buy farm such as fertilizers and insecticides, and hopes the loan will help to increase their yield.

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
  • 1007
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Melinda to buy farm inputs like fertilizers and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012