Gemma P. is from the town of Trento. She is 36 years old. Gemma is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Gemma owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from planting and harvesting rice for sale. She also grows hogs for fattening and sale. Gemma has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
Gemma joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Gemma has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Gemma is requesting a new loan of 6000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure and livestock feeds. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Gemma from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Community Economic Ventures, Inc (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over the recent years. Based in Bohol, they have 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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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.