A loan of $200 helped to buy ingredients for making rice cakes such as flour and sugar and more items to sell such as shampoo and soap.


Melarda's story

Melarda is a 36-year-old married woman. She lives in the community of Trinidad, Bohol with her family. She has four children and her husband is a fisherman.

Melarda runs a small sari-sari (variety) store business. She also makes rice cakes and other delicacies that she sells to the people in her community.

With the loan coming from Community Economic Ventures Inc. she will be able to buy ingredients for making rice cakes such as flour and sugar and more items to sell such as shampoo and soap.

In the future, Melarda hopes to have a bigger store and more profit for her family.



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