Calixta is 50 years old and comes from Maribojoc, Bohol. She is married with four children. Her eldest is 24 and her youngest is 6 years old. She has a T-shirt printing business which she started 6 years ago. Her husband works with her in helping make their business a success. Calixta is asking for a loan to buy textile paints, T-shirts and printing materials. She will then use these materials to increase her production and to accept more orders from her customers.
In the future, Calixta would like to make her place more spacious and attractive for her customers. For now, her income will be for her family's daily consumption and school fees of her children.
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.