Natividad is a 55-year-old, married woman, from Talibon, Bohol. She has two grown children. She has engaged in two businesses for the past 10 years: a sari-sari (convenience) store and a food preparation and vending business. Her husband is a tricycle driver. These activities are the source of her income.
Natividad is requesting a loan to buy rice, corn, and soft drinks, as inventory for her sari-sari, and oil, sugar, flour and other ingredients, for use in her food preparation and vending business.
Natividad dreams that her business will be more productive, profitable and successful in the future.
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.