Gregoria is a 42-year-old married woman and the mother of two young children. She is from Talibon, Bohol. Gregoria has run a sari-sari, or convenience, store business for several years now. This is the source of her income.
Gregoria is requesting a loan to buy additional stocks to sell such as soda, canned goods, and toiletries. With this loan, she will be able to sell more goods to the people in her location. In the future, Gregoria dreams of expanding her business.
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.