Catalina is 54 years old and married. She has 4 children – the oldest is 28 years old and the youngest is 18. Catalina’s husband works as a farmer.
Catalina makes and sells “bahalina’ (coconut wine). She has been running this business for 6 years. Catalina works hard to help provide for their household needs and to send her children to school. She requested a loan to buy more containers and other materials she needs for her business.
She will also buy school supplies for her children. In the future, Catalina hopes to start another 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.