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Melanie is a married woman and a mother of three young children from Ubay, Bohol. She has a business growing different kinds of crops like rice and bananas. Her husband works as a fisherman.

Melanie needs a loan to buy fuel for her boat and fertilizer and pesticides for her farm.

In the future, Melanie wants to expand her family's businesses and save money for the schooling of her children.

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
  • 774
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,325,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Melanie to buy fuel for her boat and fertilizer and pesticides for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013