Melinda is a 29-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She is the mother of a 2-year-old son. She runs an eatery. She sells homemade meals like stew, vegetables, fried chicken, pork and various soups on the menu. She has been running an eatery for almost one year now.
She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy more ingredients like vegetables, chicken and pork, and also utensils used in cooking.
In the future, Melinda hopes that she can expand her eatery business to provide her family with nutritious food and save for the education of her child.
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.