Forty-nine-year-old Ulpiana owns and manages a sari-sari (general) store business in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. She is a married woman with six children aged between 11 and 26 years.
Ulpiana sells various items like soft drinks, spices, and canned goods. She also started raising hogs to augment her income. Ulpiana helps provide for her family’s basic needs with her income. It is also her goal to have all her children be given proper education.
She requested a loan to buy pig feed and more items to sell such as soft drinks, toiletries, and canned goods. This will help increase Ulpiana’s sales.
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.