A loan of $200 helped to purchase farm inputs such as fertilizers.


Hazel's story

Hazel M. is from the town of Banga. She is 29 years old. Hazel is married and has three children aged 4, 6 and 8. To make a living, Hazel owns & operates a business planting and harvesting rice for sale. Hazel works hard to provide for her family's needs and save up for her children's education.

Hazel joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Hazel has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Hazel is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase farm inputs such as fertilizer. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay for her children's tuition fees.

About CEVI:

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 also savings, insurance, and training, which are provided through regular cluster group meetings.

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