Ernelita grew up on a farm because her parents are farmers. She learned farming from them. She is now 45 years old, married, and has eleven children. She is also a farmer now. She cultivates her land for rice crops, like most of the farmers in her town in Agusan Del Sur. When she learned about CEVI, she immediately joined to gain access to financial opportunities. She is now requesting a loan of Php 8,000. She will use this loan to fund her farm. She will buy seeds, fertilizer, and other farm inputs she needs.
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.