Evelyn is a married woman, 36 years old, from Garcia, Bohol. She has four children. The eldest is 18 and the youngest is 8 years old. She has been engaged in a 'sari-sari' or variety store business for 10 years now. This is the source of her income for family consumption. Her husband is a welder.
Evelyn is requesting a loan to buy merchandise to sell like detergent, soap, shampoo, coffee, and soft drinks. This are the items that she sells in her store. By the help of the loan, she will be able to buy more items to be stocked in her store.
In the future, Evelyn hopes to expand her business. She also wants to repair their home.
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.