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Merlinda is a 34-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has three children, ages 13, 8 and 4, respectively. She engages in fishing. She sells fish and crab to earn a living. She has been into fishing for more than five years.

Merlinda requested a loan of 18,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy materials used in fishing like fishing net and crab net to improve her catch and to increase her income.

Merlinda would like to improve her fishing business to be able to provide her family with good food and a quality education.

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
  • 341
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,925,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Merlinda to buy materials used in fishing like fishing net and crab net.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013