Avita A. is a 43-year-old native from Talibon, Bohol. She lives with her husband and their only child. She strongly believes that great things start from small beginnings simply because it is exactly happening to her.
She has always dreamed of becoming a successful businesswoman, managing her own grocery or, who knows, a big department store someday! This has become her strong driving force to do her best in her present small business.
Presently, she is an active member of a growing microfinance operation in the Philippines, which is the Community Economic Ventures Inc. (CEVI). This institution helps her by lending her Php 21,000 as her additional capital. Not just that – Avita is also benefited by CEVI’s other offerings like savings and insurance.
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.