Epifania is 58 years old and a widow. She is left with four children, with the oldest being 28 years old.
Epifania runs a fishing business. She hires an operator for her fishing boat. Epifania has been running her business for 15 years. She works hard to support her children. She decided to put up a sari-sari (variety) store business to augment her income.
Epifania has requested a loan to buy fishing nets and more items to sell at her store. Epifania hopes for her family to have a better quality of life.
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.