Clara is a dried fish vendor from Trinidad, Bohol. She is 26 years old and has two young children, ages 4 and 1. Clara works hard to support her husband in meeting the needs of the family.
Clara is asking for a loan to buy more fish to dry and sell. With this loan, she will be able to sell more to the people in her place, thus augmenting her income and budget.
In the future, Clara has hopes of making her business a success and profitable. Moreover, she wants to save money for the future schooling of her children.
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.