Fidelina N. is from the town of Trinidad. She is 51 years-old and married with five children. Her eldest child is 26 years-old and the youngest is 13 years-old. Three of her children still go to school. Fidelina does her best to sustain her children's education.
To make a living, Fidelina owns and operates a business in the food sector making and selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income comes from preparing and selling barbecue pork and chicken.
Fidelina joined Kiva partner CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Fidelina has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Fidelina is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase pork and chicken, seasoning and sticks. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to pay for her children's school fees.
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.