Dionesia, 53, is married with 11 children, aged 11 to 32. She has been a rice farmer for 20 years. She and her husband own and till land in Trinidad, Bohol. Dionesia does her best to support her family. She applied for a loan to purchase fertilizer and pay the laborers who helped till their farm.
Dionesia hopes to have a stable business. She also hopes for all of her children to finish college and have bright futures.
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.