Leonora is a 22-year-old woman from the town of Getafe, Bohol. She is married with an child who is one year and seven months old. Her husband works as a barber to support their family.
She runs a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various items ranging from eggs, sugar, coffee, cooking oil, soap and other basic commodities. Her business started a year ago. She is asking for a loan to buy a sack of rice and various canned goods.
In the future, she hopes to expand her small business and increase business profitability for her child's future.
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.