Lina is a 45 year old woman from the town of Bien Unido, Bohol in the Philippines. She is married with 3 children aged 21,16 and 9 years old respectively.
Lina has a fish vending business. She sells various types of fresh fish to the people in her community. Her business started 7 years ago. Lina is asking for a loan to buy more fresh fish and octopus to resell.
In the future, she hopes to expand her fish vending business and increase business profitability for her children’s education.
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.