Vinda is a 43 year old married woman from Albur, Bohol. She has seven children.The oldest child is twenty two while the youngest is four. She is engaged in calamay making. Calamay is a sticky sweet delicacy that is popular in many regions of the Philippines. It is made of coconut milk, brown sugar, and ground glutinous rice. She has been in the calamay business for twenty years. She requested a loan of 12,000 to buy more ingredients like glutinous rice, brown sugar, and plastic canister. In the future, Vinda would like invest in other ventures to support the schooling 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.