54-year-old Emeliana is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She and her husband run farming and fishing businesses.
Emeliana has requested a loan for their fishing business. She plans to purchase fishing nets, floats and lead for fishing weights. Emeliana hopes to have enough money to buy a fishing boat soon. She also hopes for her children, who still go to school, to be able to finish college in the future.
Emeliana is hopeful that this loan will help increase the business’ profits.
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.