Manuel lives in the town of Banga, South Cotabato, where he makes a living as a rice farmer. He is married and has seven children, the oldest of which is 33. He has been a farmer for more than 30 years and works very hard because he is his family's sole source of income. He has applied for this loan to increase his farm's output by buying more fertilizer and seeds.
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.