Antonio is from the town of Trinidad, Bohol. He is married and has six children to support. His eldest is 18, and his youngest child is only three years old. He has a transportation business using his motorcycle, called a "habal-habal".
He is asking for a loan to buy tires and chains that will help him keep his motorcycle in good condition, so he can keep his business going. His income provides food and an education for his children.
In the future, he hopes to have another business to help him in raising his family.
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.