Forty-one-year-old Alma is a married woman with five children aged between eleven and nineteen. Alma's husband works as a fisherman.
Alma runs a sari-sari (convenience) store in Trinidad, Bohol. She sells items like spices, coffee, soap and shampoo. Alma earns about PHP 5,000 with her store. She said the store is helpful in providing for her family's daily needs. She requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as coffee, canned goods and noodles. She hopes to have a progressive 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.