Nerissa is 41 years old and is a married woman with 3 children. The oldest child is 19 years old.
Nerissa is a farmer working in Banga, South Cotabato. She and her husband till their land together. They grow rice and corn crops to sell. Aside from farming, Nerissa also sells barbecue and chorizo to the people in her community.
Nerissa has requested a loan to purchase fertilizers and other farm inputs. She will also pay the rent for the tractor. She hopes to have a stable income that will enable her to sustain her children’s education.
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.