Total loan: $600


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Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy fishing nets.

Merla's story

Merla is 59 years old and lives in a simple dwelling in Concepcion, Iloilo. She and her husband earn a living through fishing. They have been sustaining themselves each day through this livelihood for many years. Meanwhile, the couple has three children to support.

Merla is now requesting a loan through Kiva’s field partner in the Philippines, CEVI (a microfinance NGO), to buy fishing nets that they can use in their business.

With the nets, she and her husband will be able to improve their catch and increase their earnings for a better standard of living. Furthermore, Merla aspires to improve this business in the future to support her children’s education.