39-year-old Ma. Purissa is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She has three children, ages 13, 7, and 2.
Ma. Purissa has been a seaweed farmer for 10 years. She earns about 3000 PHP per month with her business. Ma. Purissa's husband works as a fisherman. She does her best to support her husband in providing for their needs and sending their children to school.
Ma. Purissa is requesting a loan of 7000 PHP to purchase seaweed seedlings and straws. She hopes to earn better and pay for her children's school expenses.
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.