Dioscora is a 60-year-old married woman with five adult children from Trinidad, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari (or variety store) business and has been in the business for more than 10 years now. This is the source of her income.
Dioscora is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell like soda, dry goods, and ingredients for food vending like flour, sugar and cooking oil.
In the future, Dioscora dreams of making her business a success and saving money for future use.
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.