Airesty is a 32-year-old married woman from Getafe, Bohol. She has six children. The oldest child is 11 while the youngest is 3.
She operates a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells items like eggs, bread, noodles, sugar, cooking oil and canned goods. Aside from operating a retail store, Airesty also engages in a buying and selling business to gain additional income for her family. She buys and sells fish, cassava and sweet potatoes. She requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to buy more various fish and additional sweet potatoes and cassava to resell.
In the future, Airesty would like to expand her business to improve her family's livelihood status and also to save for the education for her children.
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.