Dioscora is a widowed woman from Talibon, Bohol. She is engaged in a pottery-making business. She sells native pots made from clay. Aside from her pottery-making business, she operates a variety store. Dioscora sells items like biscuits, beverages, shampoos and toiletries.
She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy more clay and items like coffee, soaps, noodles and canned goods to sell in her variety store. In the future, Dioscora would like to expand her business 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.