Antonia is a 46-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has an 18-year-old daughter.
She engages in fishing and she sells the fish to customers in the community. She has been selling fish for more than 10 years. Aside from fishing, she also runs a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells goods including cooking oil, eggs, noodles, coffee, soaps and dry goods.
She requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy fishing materials and to purchase additional stocks for the store. In the future, Antonia would like to expand her fishing business and also to save for her child's education.
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.