Emma is a 60-year-old married woman from Lila, Bohol. She has two grown children. She has been raising hogs for 15 years.
Aside from the hog-raising business, Emma also engages in fruit and vegetable vending. She sells fruits and vegetables to customers in their community.
Emma requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to buy additional piglets, feed, and more fruits and vegetables to sell.
In the future, Emma would like to invest in other ventures to improve her status of livelihood, and at the same time, save for old age.
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.