Rufina is a coconut wine dealer from Loboc, Bohol. She is 59 years old, is married and has five children. Her eldest is 40 and the youngest is 18. Rufina's husband works as a carpenter. She is determined to help him meet their household needs.
She is asking for a loan to buy 5-gallon containers and tungog (a food coloring that gives coconut wine its maroon color and bitter taste that helps the natural fermentation). Rufina's profit will help meet the needs of her family, especially the family's daily consumption.
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.