Martina is a sari-sari (convenience) store owner from Trinidad, Bohol. She is 45 years old, married, and has seven children, 10 to 24 years old. Martina is asking for a loan to buy rice, soft drinks, seasoning, eggs, noodles and toiletries. She aims to make her business more profitable by increasing her inventory. Her store is her main livelihood that provides for her family's basic needs. Her profit will then be used for her children's education and her family's healthy diet.
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.