Emma is a married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells goods such as coffee, canned goods, pouch vinegar, soy sauce, soaps, and toiletries. She has been operating a sari-sari (variety) store for several years now. Emma is asking for a loan to buy more goods to sell, such as canned goods, noodles, rice, soft drinks, beverages, and condiments. In the future, Emma would like to expand her business to support her family and to improve their livelihood status.
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.