Marina is a hard-working woman, running a sari-sari (variety) store to provide for her three children. Her stock includes food, ranging from canned goods and noodles to chips and snack foods. She also sells soap and detergents among others. Her husband is in the motorcycle transport business.
Marina is asking for a loan to buy more stock to sell like canned goods, candies, soda and other beverages. Through this loan, she will be able to expand the variety of her stock and attract more customers in her store.
In the future, Marina dreams of making her business a success and having a sustainable source of income.
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.