Mary Ann manages a sari-sari (variety) store and at the same time runs a 2-hectare rice field. She joined Community Economic Ventures, Inc. because it helps a lot in sustaining her businesses. With its low interest charge, it helps finance her businesses well.
She is 36 years old and living in Norala, South Cotabato. The eldest of her four children is 14 years old. She hopes for a brighter future for them.
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.