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Merlinda is 44 years old, married, and has four children. She is from Getafe, Bohol. She raises pigs, which she has been doing for 10 years.

Merlinda requesting a loan for 18,000 PHP, which she will use to buy feeds and additional piglets and repair the pig pens so they have a comfortable place to live. In the future, Merlinda would like to expand her piggery business and save for the education 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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 743
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,295,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Merlinda to purchase feeds and piglets and repair the pig pens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2013
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013