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Merlyn is a 45 year old married woman from Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol. She has 4 children. The youngest child is 8 while the oldest is 21. She is engaged in the fishing business. Her husband is the one who catches the fish while Merlyn sells them to nearby towns. She and her husband have been doing this for more than 10 years. She requested a loan of PHP 12,000 to buy fish nets, epoxy (water based acrylic epoxy paint) and paint. In the future, Merlyn would like to expand her business to support her family at the same time be able to send her children to school.

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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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About Philippines

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 309
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,207,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Merlyn to buy fish nets , epoxy (water based acrylic epoxy paint) and paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014