Mamerta is a widow with five children aged 15-28. She and her family live in Talibon, Bohol. To help meet the needs of her family, she is into making clay pots and clay stoves for a profit. She had this business for 30 years now. She is asking for a loan to buy raw materials for pottery-making like clay, pay tuition fees and buy food for her family's consumption.
Mamerta hopes to keep her business so that her children can finish in their studies.
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.