Merilen is a 41-year-old married woman from Jagna, Bohol, Philippines. She is a mother of a 16-year-old son. Merilen operates a convenience store, selling various goods to the people in her place. She has been in the business for more than five years now.
Merilen is asking for a loan to buy additional stock to sell like canned goods, candies, rice, beverages, soap and toiletries.
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.