45-year-old Lourdes is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She has been engaged in farming for 10 years. Lourdes primarily grows rice crops to sell. She earns 4000 PHP per month doing this farming.
Lourdes has requested a loan to purchase fertilizers and other farm inputs. Lourdes hopes for her business to grow. She also hopes for her two children, who are 18 and 10 years old, to have bright futures.
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.