Perlita A. is a 33-year-old married woman living in Sta. Josefa, Agusan Del Sur. She has 4 children and 3 of them go to school. Perlita earns through farming and retailing. She tills a rice farm near their house. She also sells various kinds of products at her sari-sari store. Perlita works hard to provide for her family. She says she does everything to keep her family healthy, especially her children.
Perlita needs additional merchandise to sell and farm inputs for her rice field. She applied for a loan of PHP 7,000 that she will use to sustain her business.
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.