Mary Ann is a 36 year old married woman and a mother of five young children from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. She runs a sari-sari or convenience store selling various goods to the people in her locale.
Mary Ann is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell such as snack foods, noodles, canned goods, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Through this, she will be able to cater to more customers in her store to increase her sales and income.
Mary Ann dreams of making her business a success so that it will generate more revenue. This is necessary for her family's daily needs and expenses such as the schooling of her children.
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.