Mesalina is married and has two adult children. She lives in the town of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines.
To earn a living, Mesalina operates a store where she sells accessories, mostly for women. She started this business a long time ago as her main source of livelihood.
Mesalina is asking for a loan to buy additional stocks of hair clips, combs, head bands and other items. These are the products that will appeal to her customers, especially teenagers. She will use the additional income she earns to improve her family's living standard and continue expanding her business. Moreover, she wants to save money for future use.
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.