Rebecca is a 39-year-old married woman and a mother of two young children from Ubay, Bohol. She has run a sari-sari, or variety store, business for more than ten years now. She sells various goods and commodities to the people in her place. Her husband is a carpenter.
Rebecca is asking for a loan to buy additional merchandise to sell like canned goods, candies, chips, snack foods, seasonings, soap and toiletries. Rebecca hopes that this loan can help her to expand her business and profit.
In the future, she dreams of improving her store and augment her revenue. Moreover, she wants to save money for the schooling 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.