Dioscora is 38 years old and is married with 6 children. Her husband works as a fisherman. Dioscora supports her husband's work by selling his catch at the market. She also buys more fish from other fishermen in her town. According to Dioscora, fishing has been her family's source of income for 13 years. Dioscora works hard to help provide for her family and send her children to school.
Dioscora has requested this loan to purchase fishing nets and floaters, which will help her and her husband catch more fish to sell. Dioscora hopes to earn more income, sustain her children's education, and improve their living situation.
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.