Roberto P.'s main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice for sale. He is 42 years old, married and has a 2-year-old child. They are from the town of Banga. Roberto has been in his business for over five years and earns approximately 4,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.
Roberto joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living conditions and enable him to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase seeds, fertilizers and other farm inputs. This will be his first loan from CEVI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement his family's income.
Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over 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. In addition to credit for its clients, CEVI also provides savings, insurance and training 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.