A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Carmelita's story

Carmelita T. is from the town of Talibon. She is 42 years old. Carmelita is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Carmelita owns & 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 a variety of different products in the local community. Carmelita has been engaged in her business for over 8 years. Her husband is a farmer and she also helps him sell his harvest to the market.

Carmelita joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Carmelita is requesting a new loan of 6000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income and make improvements to their house.



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