Esterlita is a married woman with 6 children aged between 9 and 24 years old. She and her husband run a fishing business in Talibon, Bohol. Her husband operates their fishing boat to catch fish. Esterlita then sells his catch at the market. She also provides tailoring services to her community to help augment the family income.
Esterlita is requesting a loan to purchase fishing nets, lead weights and tailoring materials. She hopes to have sufficient income to sustain her family, especially her children's education.
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.