A loan of $150 helped to purchase pig feed and farm supplies.


Emelyn's story

Emelyn J. is from the town of Banga. She is 33 years old and is married with three school-aged children. Emelyn owns and operates a business raising pigs for fattening and sale and also helps her husband plant and harvest corn on their farm. She sells their harvest to their town's market. Emelyn joined CEVI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to purchase pig feed and farm supplies. This loan will be her first from CEVI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family. About CEVI: Community Economic Ventures, Inc (CEVI) has increased its portfolio significantly over the recent years. Based in Bohol, they have numerous branches throughout the Philippines. In 2009, CEVI was awarded a CGAP silver award for transparency in social performance monitoring. CEVI not only provides credit for its clients but additionally savings, insurance, and training are provided through regular cluster group meetings. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in Bahasa while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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