Cirenia is 49 years old and comes from the community of Maribojoc, Bohol. She is married with five children. Her eldest is 21 and her youngest is 8 years old. Cirenia operates an eatery and a sari-sari store (general store). Her husband also help in their business as a cook. She is asking for a loan to buy soft drinks, meat and chips. The income that she will generate will be used for the family's daily consumption, savings and reinvestment in the same 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.