Catalina is 53 years old and lives in the town of Talibon, Bohol with her family. She is married to a fisherman and they have five children aged between 10 and 22 years. Catalina has had a sari-sari (variety) store for two years. She earns about 7000 PHP per month selling eggs, snack foods, soft drinks and canned goods.
Catalina is working hard to help provide for her family's needs and to sustain her children's education. She is requesting a loan to buy additional merchandise to sell such as canned goods and soft drinks. Catalina hopes for her loan to help improve her business.
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.