Helen B. is from the town of Banga. She is 49 years old. Helen is married and has 3 adult children. To make a living, Helen owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for fattening and sale. She also owns a rice farm that her husband manages. Helen has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
Helen joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Helen is requesting a loan of 6000 PHP which will be used to purchase livestock feed & farm supplies. This will be the first loan taken out by Helen from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Community Economic Ventures, Inc (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over the recent years. Based in Bohol, they have numerous branches throughout the Philippines. In 2009, CEVI was awarded a CGAP silver award for transparency in social performance monitoring. CEVI not only provides credit for its clients but additionally savings, insurance, and training which are provided through regular cluster group meetings.
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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.