Beatriz is a 28-year-old farmer from the town of Getafe, Bohol. She is married, with four children ages 1 to 12 years. Her husband works as a security guard.
She has been farming for eight years now, and her farming business earns her an average income of PHP 3,000 per month for her family. She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm, so she can help provide for her children.
Her income also helps with food and school fees.
In the future, she hopes to have other business opportunities and to expand her farm.
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.