Berlinda is a 50-year-old married woman and a mother of four children from Antequera, Bohol. Berlinda has been engaged in a basket-weaving business for more than 23 years now. This is the source of her income.
Berlinda is asking for a loan to buy materials for basket weaving like nito, buri ("native palm") and wicker. Through this loan, she will be able to weave more, thus augmenting her sales and income. In the future, Berlinda dreams of expanding her ventures in order to generate more revenue.
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.