Jocelyn is 35 years old and lives in Nocnocan, Talibon, Bohol with her husband and two children, who are nine and 11 years old. She earns a living by running a sari-sari (or variety) store, which is how she helps support her family. She is requesting a loan to buy fish, meat and rice to sell to her customers. The additional income she earns as a result of this loan will allow her to feed her children a nutritious diet, and pay their school fees on-time. She plans to invest more in her business in the future so she can maximize her profit and provide her family a good 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.