Alberto is a 44-year-old man who works hard for his family. He makes 'amacan' (bamboo matting) for a living. Alberto is from Ubay, Bohol and has been making 'amacan' for 23 years now. He has five children, ages 18-23. Alberto is requesting a loan to buy more bamboo that he can use to make 'amacan'. His income allows him to buy food for his family and he hopes to have a bigger business someday.
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.