Erlinda is a 65-year-old married woman from Catagbacan, Loon, Bohol. She has two adult children. Erlinda has been raising hogs for two years now. She is requesting for a 12,000 PHP loan to sustain the needs of her business. She plans to use the loan to buy piglets to raise, feed, and fatten. Erlinda hopes that she can continue to improve her business, giving her the chance to save enough so she can look after herself even at her age. Her income goes towards healthy food for her family and other household basic needs.
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.