Perlita is a married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari store business, which helps provide for her family's daily needs. She sells items like soy sauce, vinegar and canned goods. She also cooks food that she sells to the people in her community.
Perlita has requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods and fruits. She hopes to have a bigger store in the future.
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.