Digna is a 42-year-old married woman from Getafe, Bohol. She has five children; the oldest is 20 while the youngest is 12.
She engages in a food-vending business. She makes kalamay (a sticky, sweet delicacy made of coconut milk, brown sugar and ground glutinous rice). She works hard to earn a living.
Due to the high demand for kalamay, Digna requested a loan of 20,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy more ingredients like coconut milk, brown sugar, glutinous rice and empty coconut shells and canisters (for storage).
In the future, Digna would like to manage her business well to grow and expand and to be able to send her children to school as well as have a sustainable livelihood.
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.