Isabel is a 28 year old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has two children aged 3 years old and 2 months old. Isabel works in farming. She grows and sells rice. Aside from farming, Isabel also sells fish, fruits and vegetables to create additional income.
She has requested a loan of 4000 Philippine pesos to buy fertilizer, and to buy and more fruits and vegetables to resell. In the future, Isabel would like to expand both of her businesses so that she can make her weekly repayments and also finance the education of her children.
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.