Veronica is from Talibon, Bohol. She is married and has eight grown children.
She operates a sari-sari (variety) store business. She sells various items like biscuits, salted peanuts, coffee, cooking oil and noodles. She has been operating the retail store business for more than ten years now.
Veronica is asking for a loan to buy soft drinks, rice and corn, soap and toiletries, snack foods and other items to fill her store with stock. Veronica hopes that she can expand her retail store business to provide proper meals, and to set aside some money in preparation for her old age.
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.