Levisarah is a 37-year-old married woman from Bien Unido, Bohol. She has five children. The youngest child is eight, while the oldest is 17 years old. She is engaged in a buying and selling business. She buys and sells fish to customers in the community. She has been in the buy-and-sell business for five years. She requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy fresh fish, salt, and foam to cater to the needs of her customers. In the future, Levisarah would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to save for her children's education.
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.