Delfina is a 55-year-old married woman from Anda, Bohol. She has 3 grown children. She owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) store in her community. She sells sugar, noodles, biscuits, seasonings, soaps and soft drinks. She has been operating the store for almost 20 years. She requested a loan of 6,000 PHP to buy additional stocks like coffee, canned goods, toiletries and cooking oil to cater to the increasing needs of the customers. In the future, Delfina would like to expand her business to improve their livelihood status.
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.