Ma. Bella is a 46-year-old, married woman, from Talibon, Bohol. She has four children. The oldest child is 25, while the youngest is 18.
Ma. Bella runs a store in her community and sells basic commodities, like sugar, coffee, soap, biscuits, seasonings, and toiletries. She requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy soft drinks and to expand the diversity of items in her store.
In the future, Ma. Bella would like to improve her retail store business, to provide her family with balanced diets and quality 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.