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Melanie is a 31-year-old married woman, and the mother of three young children from Bien Unido, Bohol. She and her husband are in the fishing business, which they have been doing for more than 12 years. This is their source of income.

Melanie is asking for a loan to buy new fishing nets, lead weights, fish hooks, and others things.

In the future, Melanie hopes to make their business successful and sustainable.

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
  • 1443
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,139,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Melanie to buy new fishing nets, lead weights, fish hooks, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013