Maylinda is from Trinidad, Bohol. She is 33 years old. She is a married woman and has three children. Their ages are six, seven and ten. She runs a sari-sari store that earns her 3,000 PHP each month. She sells snack foods, toiletries, and canned goods. Maylinda works hard to provide for her family's basic needs and to send her children to school. She has applied for a loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods, spices, and noodles. This will help increase Maylinda's sales and profitability.
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.