Isidra runs a fishpond. She is 44 years old, married with three children. Her oldest child is now aged 22. Like other mothers, she wants to give them a proper education and a bright future. She thanks God for her fishpond because it helps provide for the increasing needs in her household. It is also a big help in sustaining her children’s education.
Isidra grows milkfish in her pond. She sells them to people in her community and sometimes at the market. She applied for a loan of 14,000 PHP, which she will use to buy more milkfish and fish food so her fish will grow.
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.