Gertrudes is a 44 year old married woman and a mother of three children ages 13, 14 and 17. She lives in Talibon, Bohol. She runs a sari-sari (variety) store business selling various goods and items such as shampoo, candies, chips, canned goods, seasoning and condiments to the people in her place. This is the source of her income for 5 years now. Her husband works as a farmer and Gertrudes is motivated to help him by working hard on improving her business.
She is asking for a loan to buy two sacks of rice, canned goods and toiletries. It is her dream to continue working for the expansion of her store, so she can send her children to school.
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.