Mary Grace earns a living through her firewood and charcoal business. She is a 24-year-old married woman and a mother of two young children from Corella, Bohol. She has been in the business for more than three years now. Her husband works as a carpenter.
Mary Grace is asking for a loan to buy more firewood and charcoal. In the future, Mary Grace hopes of making her business a success and sustainable. Furthermore, she wants to save money for the 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.