Anita is 41 years old from the town of San Miguel, Bohol. She is married with five children and relies on her sari-sari store business for an income. Her business sells basic household commodities like seasoning, toiletries, sugar, coffee, milk and detergent to the people in her community. This has been her source of livelihood for two years now. Her husband works as a farmer and a driver to help in raising their children. She is asking for a loan to buy rice, noodles, canned goods and detergent. The loan will be a great help so she can further improve her sales and business profits. In the future, she hopes to offer more items that she has not previously carried and help her business grow bigger.
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.