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Merlinda is a 35-year-old married woman and a mother of three young children. She is from Talibon, Bohol.

Merlinda owns and operates a tricycle transport business. Her husband uses it to earn a living.

Merlinda is asking for a loan to buy spare parts like nuts, bolts and fuel for the tricycle. With this, they will be able to maintain the good working condition of the vehicle.

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.

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
  • 455
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,733,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Merlinda to buy spare parts like nuts, bolts and fuel for the tricycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013