37-year-old Greziel has four kids from her husband Ranulfo. Her eldest is aged eleven. She works hard to help provide her family’s needs and sustain her children’s education. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store located at her house in Panglao, Bohol. She sells mineral water, shampoo and other necessities her neighbors regularly look for. She hopes to prosper in what she does. She applied for a loan of 16,000 PHP from CEVI, which she will use to buy more inventory for her store.
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.