A 41-year-old married woman, Lourdes has been engaged in the business of making pots for more than ten years now. She lives with her family and two children in the town of Valencia, Bohol. Making pots is her way of earning a living.
Lourdes is asking for a loan to buy more materials, such as clay, sand and cement, for making pots. With this loan, Lourdes will be able to make more pots, which will allow her to sell more to the market. In the future, Lourdes hopes of making her business a success and profitable.
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.