Corazon is a 54-year-old married woman from Poblacion, Baclayon, Bohol. She has been in the buy-and-sell business for ten years. She buys and sells firewood and rice. She also opened a business selling fruit shakes, which she sells in the nearby school. She plans to use the loan to purchase more firewood, rice and fruits like mango, apple, pineapple and melon. In the future, Corazon would like to expand her business to invest in other ventures to be successful.
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.