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Merlyn is a 33-year-old married woman from Ubay, Bohol. She has two children. Her younger child is 9 and the older one is 12. Her work is to provide services like manicures and pedicures. She has been in the manicure and pedicure business for six years.

Merlyn requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy materials like scrubs, nail polish, acetone, and toe separators. In the future, she would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to save for her children's education.

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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1791
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,886,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Merlyn to buy materials like scrubs, nail polish, acetone, and toe separators.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014