Marilyn is 44 years old and is a married woman with 7 children aged between 3 and 19 years. Her husband works as a fisherman and a barangay councilor.
Marilyn helps her husband manage their fishing business. She requested a loan to purchase fishing nets, lead weights and floats. This will help them bring in more fish and increase their profits. Marilyn hopes for their income to improve that would help send all their children to school.
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.