Evelyn is a married woman from Panglao on Bohol Island in the Philippines. She has a food vending business selling home-cooked foods to people in her community. Evelyn is asking for a loan to buy more ingredients for her business, such as sweet potato, banana, flour, cooking oil and sugar. With this, she will be able to cook and sell more snack foods, thus increasing her profits. Evelyn dreams of a better life in the future together with 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.