Gina is a merchant from Nocnocan, Talibon. She has been running a sari-sari – variety store – business for more than 20 years. Gina works hard so that she can provide support to her husband in meeting her children’s needs, especially their schooling.
Gina is requesting a loan to buy additional stock to sell, such as canned goods, rice, bread, snack foods, soda and beverages. With a loan, she will be able to improve her stock thus giving her the chance to cater more buyers at her store.
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.