Benjamin is a 60-year-old married man and a father of a grown up son from Bohol, Philippines. He has engaged in a mat-weaving business for more than 20 years now. This is the source of his income.
Benjamin is asking for a loan to buy materials for mat weaving, such as "romblon," a tropical plant valued for its leaves, and coloring.
Benjamin hopes to make his business successful and sustainable 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.