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Total loan: $1,050

Melanie

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Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy an engine for their fishing boat; the rest of the loan will be used to buy rice to sell.


Melanie's story

Melanie lives a simple dwelling in Concepcion, Iloilo. She is 60 years old, married, and has one dependent. To earn an income, she and her husband fish. They have been in this livelihood for many years. Aside from fishing, she also has a rice retailing business for additional income.

Now she asks for a loan of PHP50, 000 through Kiva’s field partner, CEV (A Microfinance NGO) in the Philippines. She will use this loan to buy an engine for their fishing boat. The rest of the loan will be used to buy rice to sell.

Melanie wants to expand this livelihood in the future for a better means of living.