Divina is a 43-year-old married woman and the mother nine children from Talibon, Bohol. She is engaged in the selling of seafood products like sea cucumber, oyster and others. She also runs a sari-sari (convenience) store.
Divina is a member of CEVI, a microfinance in the Philippines. Divina works hard in order to provide support to her husband in meeting the needs of the family, especially for the schooling of her children.
With a loan, Divina will be able to buy more stock for her store like canned goods, candies, rice, soap, toiletries, sea cucumber and other seafood. In the future, Divina hopes to make her business a success and sustainable.
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.