Lezilda is a 35-year-old woman from the town of San Miguel, Bohol. She is married with two children, aged 2 and 9. She is working hard as a farmer with her husband. Together, they grow rice for an income.
She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, quality seedlings, and pesticides and to pay for the hired help. These things are needed for her farming to succeed. Her profit will then be invested in her children's education and the family's daily consumption.
In the future, she hopes to have a bigger farm that she can cultivate for a better profit.
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.