Veronica is a 47-year-old married woman with 5 children aged between 11 and 22 years old. Veronica's husband works as a fisherman and farm laborer.
Veronica has had a sari-sari store for 8 years. She sells items like shampoo, soap, canned goods, coffee, and sugar. Veronica also prepares food items like pancakes and banana cue (fried bananas), which she sells to people in her neighborhood. Veronica works hard to send her children to school. She has requested a loan to buy more items to sell such as snacks, canned goods, and toiletries. Veronica hopes this loan will help her to improve her sari-sari store business.
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.