Ma. Cecelia is a 32-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol in the Philippines and a mother of four children. Her husband works as a tricycle driver.
Ma. Cecelia earns a living through her sari sari or variety store business. She has been in the business for some time now. She sells various kinds of goods to the people in her place.
Ma. Cecelia needs a loan to buy more stocks like canned goods, noodles, chips, snack foods, sodas, and seasonings. Any additional income that she will generate will be used for her family's daily consumption and reinvestment in the 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.