Elena is a 34-year-old married woman and mother of four young children from Corella, Bohol, Philippines. She has been engaged in a hog-raising business for several years now. Moreover, she is also doing handicrafts, like basket weaving, as a living.
Elena works hard to support her husband in meeting the needs of their family. As of this time, she is asking for a loan to buy feed for the pigs and additional items for basket weaving, such as bamboo sticks, straw, and others.
In the future, Elena dreams of making her businesses successful and continually supporting the schooling of her children.
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.