Basilisa may be 70 years old, but she is still a hard working woman in spite of her age. All her nine children are grown and she is determined not to become dependent on them for her needs.
Since 2002, she has been engaged in fishing and selling fresh fish in her community of Talibon for an income. She also engages in farming. This gives her an average monthly income of 9,000 PHP. She is asking for a loan to buy fishing net, nylon and fertilizer.
In the future, she hopes to live in comfort, and still be able to support herself.
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.