Zenaida is a 50-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like soap, noodles, biscuits, soft drinks and dry goods. She has been operating a retail store business for almost ten years. Her husband works as a security guard.
She requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy more soft drinks, canned goods, condiments and soap to keep her store in full stock to avoid shortages.
In the future, Zenaida would like to be successful in her business to be able 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.