Emerenciana is a 37-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has three children ages eight, six and three years old. She is engaged in a pottery-making business. She makes pots made of clay and a mixture of cement. She has been operating a pottery for almost nine years. Aside from the pottery business, she also makes baskets made of nito (native palm).
Emerenciana requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy more clay, cement, and materials for basket weaving like nito (native palm). In the future, Emerenciana would like to expand both her business to support her family and also to continue send all 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.