Celsa is a married woman with 12 children. Her younger children still go to school. Celsa's husband works as a fisherman.
Celsa is also engaged in fishing. She sells fresh fish at the market. She sells her husband's catch, and also buys from other fishermen. Celsa also makes dried fish to sell. She works hard to support her big family.
Celsa has requested this loan to purchase a boat engine. She hopes to expand their fishing business in the future.
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.