Robesana is 41 years old, married and has four children. She hails from Bien Unido,Bohol. The oldest child is 20 while the youngest is 4. She has a sari-sari (variety store) business selling items like biscuits, canned goods, sugar, toiletries and sugar. She usually earns about 6,000 PHP per month through her business. Her husband is a fisherman. She is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy more items to sell such as rice, gasoline and fishing nets. In the future, Robesana hopes to expand her business so she would be able to establish a big grocery store. She also hopes to save for the education of her children.
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.