A loan of $450 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Bernadeth's story

Bernadeth O. is from the town of Talibon. She is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Bernadeth owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste in the local community. Bernadeth has been engaged in her business for over 8 years now.

In 2008, Bernadeth joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Bernadeth has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Bernadeth is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the sixth loan taken out by Bernadeth from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay the tuition fees of her children and improve her family's living conditions.

About CEVI:

Community Economic Ventures, Inc (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over the recent years. Based in Bohol, they have numerous branches throughout the Philippines. In 2009, CEVI was awarded a CGAP silver award for transparency in social performance monitoring. CEVI not only provides credit for its clients but additionally savings, insurance, and training which are provided through regular cluster group meetings.

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