Gina is a 39-year-old married woman from Getafe, Bohol. She has seven children. The oldest is 20, while the youngest is 5. She does farming. She grows and sells rice. Her husband is a farmer. They help one another to raise their family. She has been growing rice for more than 10 years.
She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy fertilizers and medicines to improve her harvest. In the future, Gina hopes that she could manage well her farming livelihood, and could send all her children to school and also provide them with a proper diet.
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.