Marina is a 54-year-old farmer from Trinidad, Bohol. She is a widow and has four children. Marina is also engaged in food-vending business, selling home-cooked snack foods to the people in her place.
Marina is asking for a loan to buy flour, baking powder, cooking oil, butter, and also fertilizer for the farm.
In the future, Marina hopes of expanding her business, so that it will generate the income necessary for the needs of the family. She also wants to save money for the repayment of her loan.
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.