Zenaida is 51 years old and from the municipality of Talibon, Bohol. She is married with one daughter who is already an adult.
For nineteen years now Zenaida has operated a Sari-sari (convenience) store where she sells snacks, candies, bread, detergent, canned goods and soft drinks. She barely earns an average income of 5000 PHP that is used to help meet her family’s basic needs.
She is asking for a loan of 17000 PHP to buy rice, chips, detergent, shampoo and canned goods. She hopes that someday she can continue to improve and expand her business for increased profit.
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.