Marcela is a married woman from Getafe, Bohol. She has five children.The oldest is 35, while the youngest is six.
Marcela engages in a fish-vending business. She sells fish, crabs, and clams to customers in her community. She has been into fish-vending for almost six years now. Her husband is a fisherman. She is the one who sells her husband's catch.
Marcela requested a loan of PHP 9,000 to buy fishing net. In the future, Marcela would like to expand her business to support her family and also to send her children to school.
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.