A loan of $450 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Lisa's story

Lisa J. is from the town of Sto. Niño. She is 34 years old, single and loves helping her family. Lisa owns and operates a farming business, planting and harvesting rice for sale. Lisa has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month from it.

Lisa joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lisa has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. She is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the tenth loan taken out by Lisa from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support her family.

About CEVI:

Community Economic Ventures, Inc (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over recent years. Based in Bohol, it has numerous branches throughout the Philippines. In 2009, CEVI was awarded a CGAP silver award for transparency in social performance monitoring. CEVI not only provides credit for its clients but additionally savings, insurance, and training which are provided through regular cluster group meetings.

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