Bella is 34 years old and is a married woman with four children. The oldest child is 15 years old. Bella’s husband is a farmer.
Bella has been in the business of raising hogs for three years. She fattens the pigs and sells them at the market. She also helps her husband manage their fishpond and rice farm. Bella plans to use her loan to purchase pig feeds, fertilizers and other inputs for their rice farm. Bella hopes to have a stable business in the future.
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.