Marijen is a 35-year-old woman from the town of Dauis, Bohol. She is married with five children. The oldest is 9, while the youngest is 4. Her husband worked as a fisherman to support their family.
She is engaged in a fish vending business. She sells various fresh fish to help augment the income of their household. Her business started five years ago. She is asking for a loan to buy materials, such as styrofoam (for fish storage), fishing materials like fish net, and fuel for the boat.
In the future, Marijen hopes to expand her business and increase her business’ profitability for her children’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.