Geralyn is a 24-year-old, married woman and a mother of two children, from Talibon, Bohol. Geralyn runs a sari-sari or variety store business, selling various goods and items to the people in her place. Her husband works as a farmer.
Geralyn is asking for a loan to buy more stocks to sell, like canned goods, noodles, biscuits, chips, soap, and toiletries. Through this loan, she will be able to attract more buyers in her store. Geralyn dreams of expanding her business and she wants to save money, so that she can continue to send her children to school.
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.