Erlinda is a 63-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She offers tailoring services. She makes dresses and does all kinds of dress alterations. She has been providing tailoring services for more than 10 years. Aside from tailoring services, she also sells ready-to-wear clothing. She sells shirts, blouses, shorts and pants. She applied for a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy supplies, such as needles, cloth and thread, and more ready-to-wear garments . In the future, Erlinda hopes to make her business succeed, in order to improve her livelihood and to save in preparation for old age.
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.