Maria, age 54, raises pigs to earn an income. She has been engaged in this business for 10 years. To generate additional income, she also has a basket-weaving business. She makes and sells baskets made of buri, a native variety of palm.
Maria and her husband have raised four children, now grown, and live in Corella, Bohol.
Maria has requested a loan in the amount of PhP 10,000 in order to buy feed for her pigs and materials for basket-weaving.
In the future, Maria would like to invest in other business ventures so that she can have a sustainable livelihood.
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.