Bernardo is a 57-year-old man from the town of Talibon, Bohol. He is married with two grown children. He engages in a hog-raising business to help augment the income of their household. He raises and sells pigs to earn for a living. His business started a few years ago. He is asking for a loan to buy additional piglets and pig feed to augment his income and also improve his livelihood activity.
In the future, he hopes to expand his hog-raising business and increase business profitability for 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.