Maria is 43 years old and a married woman with seven children aged between four and 22 years. Her husband is a fisherman. Maria is also involved in the fishing business. She sells her husband's catch at their town market. She also sells bread and rice cakes to her neighbors. Maria works hard to support her family, especially her children's education.
Maria has requested a loan to purchase fishing nets and lead weights. She hopes for her family's standard of living to improve.
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.