Esterlina is a 54-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She engages in farming. She grows rice. She has been growing rice for almost 10 years now.
To be able to continue her farming, Esterlina requested a loan of 4,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) to buy fertilizers, medicines, and rice seedlings to improve her yield. Gaining more harvest will provide proper diets and other daily expenses. Esterlina hopes that she will expand her farming business to improve her livelihood status.
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.