Bernardo is a married man with six children between the ages of eight and 24.
Bernardo sells coconut wine and vinegar to his community. He started this business three years ago. Bernardo works hard to provide for his family and send his children to school. He plans to start raising hogs to augment his income. He applied for a loan to buy piglets to raise and more coconut wine and vinegar to sell. Bernardo hopes to have more capital for his businesses.
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.