Florencia is a married woman, with eight children. Her husband works as a farmer.
Florencia has been in the business of seaweed farming for 15 years. She earns about PHP 5,000 per month from her business. Florencia also owns and manages a small sari-sari store business. She sells items like instant noodles, coffee, sugar, and canned goods. Florencia is able to support her family on her income.
Florencia is asking for a loan to purchase seaweed seedlings and more items to sell. Florencia is hoping to have a successful business in the future.
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.