Graciana is a 52-year-old married woman from Dauis, Bohol. She has six grown children. She owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like canned goods, soft drinks, eggs, beverages and noodles. She has been in the sari-sari store for five years.
Graciana has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to buy more items to sell, like canned goods, soft drinks, beverages and soaps. In the future, Graciana would like to invest in other business ventures to support her family.
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.