Gabina is a 63-year-old married woman with 5 children. She runs a sari-sari store business in Trinidad, Bohol. Gabina sells spices, canned goods, soy sauce, vinegar and other various items. Gabina works hard to sustain her family and send her children to school.
Gabina has requested this loan to buy more items to sell such as canned goods, packed noodles, shampoo and soap. Gabina hopes to expand her store in the future.
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.