Mirasol is a fish vendor from the town of Bien Unido, Bohol. She is 46 years old and married with seven children. Her eldest is 26, and her youngest is 15. Her husband also works as a fisherman to help augment the family's income. Mirasol's business has been her source of livelihood for 26 years now. Aside from selling fresh fish, she also dries fish for additional income. Dried fish is a common appetizer for most Filipinos.
She is asking for a loan to buy gasoline, repair her boat's engine, and buy sacks of rice for her family's consumption. She hopes that her business will flourish so she can send her children to school and give them a better 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.