53-year-old Corazon is an entrepreneur from the town of Baclayon, Bohol. She buys fruits and vegetables like pineapples, melons and eggplants in the town of Carmen, about an hour away from her town. She also owns land there where she grows rice crops and fruits. She sells her products at her town's market.
Corazon has requested a loan to purchase more fruits and vegetables to sell. She hopes for her business to grow and to be able to support her parents and her niece's studies.
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.