Jessica is a seaweed farmer from Bien Unido, Bohol. She is 31 years old, married with five children with ages ranging from two to 12 years old. Jessica has been a seaweed farmer for six years. She earns about 8,000 PHP per month doing this farming.
Jessica has requested a loan to purchase straw, seaweed seedlings and other materials. Jessica hopes to have a good business and good health for her family. She also hopes to be able 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.