Ma. Bella P. is from the town of Sto. Niño. She is 39 years old. Ma. Bella is married and has 5 children. Her eldest child is aged 19 while the youngest is 7. Her children all go to school and it is a challenge for Ma. Bella and her husband to sustain their education. She says it is hard to keep up with the increasing tuition fees every year.
Ma. Bella raises pigs for fattening. She sells pork meat to the market. She also helps her husband plant and harvest rice crops. Ma. Bella hopes for her and her husband's businesses to grow and be able to support their family.
Ma. Bella is planning to buy additional piglets to raise. She applied for a loan of Php 10000 that she will use to purchase piglets, feeds, and farm fertilizers. She is hopeful that this loan will be of great help to her 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.