Estela is a married woman from the town of Baclayon, Bohol. Her husband is a fisherman. Estela sells her husband's catch at the market. Estela needs to support her 11 children out of her income.
Estela is asking for a loan to pay for the repair of the fishing boat.
Her income from fish vending will support her childrens' needs, like food and paying for their education. Estela dreams of making their fishing business a success.
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.