Agripina is a 49-year-old married woman and mother of two grown-up children from Bohol, Philippines. She is engaged in a farming business and a sari-sari (convenience store) business for more than 14 years now. She helps her husband in tilling the farm while they grow rice on it. These businesses provide them the income that they need for their expenses and sustainability.
Agripina is asking for a loan worth 20,000 PHP since she needs to buy additional fertilizer for her rice field. Moreover, she wants to purchase more merchandise to sell in her store. With this, she will be able to have a good quality harvest thus improving her yield in her farm, and for her store she can cater to more customers since she has more items to sell to them.
Agripina hopes of making her business a success. She believes that the loan will help her in making her dreams of improving their livelihood come true. She wants to experience the fullness of life together with her family.
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.