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Mesalina is married and has two adult children. She lives in the town of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines.

To earn a living, Mesalina operates a store where she sells accessories, mostly for women. She started this business a long time ago as her main source of livelihood.

Mesalina is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks of hair clips, combs, head bands and other items. These are the products that will appeal to her customers, especially teenagers. She will use the additional income she earns to improve her family's living standard and continue expanding her business. Moreover, she wants to save money for future use.

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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.

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
  • 1043
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,705,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mesalina to buy additional stocks of hair clips, combs, head bands and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015