Josie, photographed with her youngest child, is from the town of Talibon. She is 38 years old. Josie is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Josie owns and operates a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Josie has been engaged in her business for over 3 years now. She also wants to raise pigs in her backyard.
Josie joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Josie has successfully repaid a previous loan from CEVI. Josie is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. She also plans to buy piglets to start raising pigs. This loan will be the second loan taken out by Josie from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income and improve their house.
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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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.