Sara is a 33-year-old woman from Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol. She is married and her husband works as a fisherman. While he fishes, Sara also helps by selling fish and farming rice and vegetables. The income provides for her family's basic needs like food and school fees for her two children ages 5 and 7.
Sara is asking for a loan to buy fishing net and fertilizer for her farm. She is hoping that in the future she can further improve her business and generate a better profit for her family.
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.