Imelda is a 43-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has seven children. She engages in a retail business, buying and selling bananas and taro. She has been in this business for 12 years now, and it is the source of her income. Her husband is a farmer.
Imelda is requesting a loan to buy bananas and taro. With the help of this loan, she will be able to buy produce and sell it in her store.
In the future, Imelda hopes to expand 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.