Ma. Gina has had a sari-sari (variety) store business for five years. She sells items like soft drinks, rice, corn and daily use products like soap and shampoo. Each month, Ma. Gina earns 15,000 PHP with her sari-sari store business. She requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as soft drinks, soap, rice and corn. Ma. Gina hopes to improve her business and send her children to college.
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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>
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.
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