Zenaida is a 41-year-old, married woman, and a mother of four children, from Ubay, Bohol. She earns a living through her sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various goods and commodities to the people in her place. Zenaida is asking for a loan to buy additional stock to sell, like canned goods, candies, rice, sugar, soda, soap and toiletries. With this larger inventory, she will be able to attract and cater to more buyers in her store. In the future, Zenaida hopes to continue making her business a success.
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.