Ma. Gina is 43 years old and is a married woman with five children. She lives in the town of Talibon, Bohol with her family. Ma. Gina's husband is a fisherman.
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.
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.