48-year-old Crispina is a married woman from Trinidad, Bohol. She has five children with ages ranging from 7 to 21.
Crispina has had a sari-sari (variety) store business for 5 years. She sells items like biscuits, coffee, and canned goods. Aside from managing the store, Crispina also grows rice crops and raises pigs. She requested a loan to buy fertilizers, feeds, and more items to sell. Crispina hopes to send all her children to school.
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.