41-year-old Cecil J. is a married woman. She has two children and her oldest is now 22.
Rice farming is Cecil’s livelihood and she keeps herself strong to endure the work required at the farm. She enjoys farming though because it gives her income and thus helps her achieve her dream to give her children a bright future.
Cecil joined CEVI in 2008 and her previous loans were used to finance her farm. Now, she is requesting a loan of Php 10,000, which will be used to buy farm supplies like seeds, fertilizers and other items.
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.