Elvira earns a living through her sari-sari or variety store business selling various goods and items to the people in her community in San Miguel, Bohol. Elvira has been in the business for more than 20 years now. This is the source of her income. Her husband works as a carpenter.
Elvira is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks to sell like canned goods, candies, soda and beverages, soap, and toiletries. With this loan, she will be able to improve her business and make it a success and a stable source of income.
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.