Deodoro in his fishing boat

Fishing For Life

For Deodoro, fishing has always been a part of his life. His grandfather was a fisherman, his father was a fisherman, and now he is a fisherman. There wasn’t really a consideration of doing something outside of fishing. It’s something he has always enjoyed doing, but business hasn’t always been good. Some years were good and some were a struggle. Four years ago, Deodoro’s wife, Amelia, discussed getting a loan from VisionFund Philippines to help increase their capital, hire workers from the community, and help weather the storms of bad fishing seasons.



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Community Economic Ventures Incorporated, is a Christian owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. Inspired by Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the most vulnerable families and communities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity gender, to create lasting change in their lives.

VisionFund serves low income clients living in vulnerable and rural communities by offering financial and livelihood solutions, delivered through our Network, World Vision and partners; empowering families to create income and jobs; and unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. The products and services offered fall into five broad categories: microloans, savings programmes, microinsurance, training and education. Benefits include sustainable livelihoods, increased economic well-being, improved community well-being, decreased dependence on outside aid and restoration of hope and dignity. 

Together with World Vision, we are focused on ending extreme poverty by 2030.