Melarda owns and manages a sari-sari store business in Trinidad, Bohol. She sells various items like canned goods, instant noodles, and toiletries. Melarda earns 3,500 PHP per month with her business. She has applied for a loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods, spices and toiletries. Melarda hopes for her business to grow and for her family's standard of living to improve.
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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More 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.
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