Criselda is a 35-year-old married woman from Maribojoc, Bohol and the mother of six children. Criselda has been engaged in fish vending for more than 15 years now. She is asking for a loan to buy more fish to sell. She is optimistic that this loan will help her increase her income. Moreover, she wants to save money for the schooling of her children and to repay her loan.
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.