Divina is a married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has nine children, eight of whom are school-age.
Divina sells processed sea cucumbers and seashells. She has a regular buyer, which makes it easier for her to sell her products. Divina works hard to improve her business. She requested a loan to buy more sea cucumbers and seashells to sell.
Divina's hopes for the future are for her business to grow and for her children to finish college and become successful.
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.