Ophelia is a 51-year-old married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She has four children, ages 18 to 30. She has been raising pigs for almost six years now. Her husband is a farmer who grows rice and corn. She requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy feed and supplements to help the pigs grows faster, thus increasing sales. In the future, Ophelia would like to expand her piggery business to support her family and also to finance her children's college education for a bright 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.