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Ben

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I've started my own web business here in the States and am excited to help other budding entrepreneurs with their ventures around the world!

Lending History

  • Lorna
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Lorna is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Lorna resides in the Palawan province of the Philippines. Since 1997, she has supported her family by farming rice. Lorna wants to expand and improve her business to make it more profitable so she can provide a better life for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Lorna plans to purchase fertilizer. With this business improvement and the help of her five children, Lorna will be able to earn additional income to reinvest in her business, provide the family’s daily necessities, and pay for her children’s education. Her children are: Carla (23), Carlo (21), James (19), April (18), and Edward (11).
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Jean De Dieu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Jean De Dieu is from Rwanda. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $850 to purchase more lotions, soap, toilet papers, beans, rice and other products to sell.
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    Jean de Dieu has a boutique where he sells water, lotions, soap, breads, beans, rice and other assorted products. He currently does not have enough capital to run his business properly. Jean de Dieu will use the loan to purchase more lotions, soap, toilet papers, beans, rice and other products to sell. With the increased profits, Jean de Dieu will be able to save money for the future and to purchase medical insurance. He hopes that his business will become financially stable and sustainable. In the future, Jean de Dieu would like to create jobs for others in his community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Pedro
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Pedro is from Philippines. He needs a loan of $250 to purchase hog feed and fertilizer.
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    Pedro Calidguid is 51 years old from Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. He is a farmer and also raises hogs. With a loan from World Vision he plans to purchase hog feed for his animals and fertilizer for his crops. He would also like to buy another piglet if he can afford it. With the profit from increased yields, he will provide for his family's daily consumption and reinvest in his businesses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Jean Bosco
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Jean Bosco is from Rwanda. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $850 to buy goods to restock his variety store.
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    Jean Bosco, a father of two from Sake, Rwanda, sells various goods such as lotions, soap, toothpaste, etc. in his variety store. He is in need of capital to invest in his business and make it more profitable. With a loan through World Vision, Jean Bosco will be able to restock his variety store, better serve customers, and generate more income. Additional income created will allow him to improve the living conditions for his family and reinvest in his business. He will be able to provide the daily necessities for his family and he will be able to pay school fees for his children. In the future, Jean Bosco hopes to employ others in his community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Hemed
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Hemed is from Rwanda. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $850 to restock his variety store.
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    Hemed, a father of two from Rwamagana, Rwanda, owns a variety store. He currently lacks the capital needed to run the store as he would like. With a loan through World Vision, Hemed will be able to restock his variety store, which will attract more customers and generate sales. He will also be able to employ two other individuals in his local community. Additional income created will allow him to better provide for his family, save for their future, and reinvest in his business. In the future, Hemed wants to be financially stable and create jobs for others in his community. He says he will have a great life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Girma
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Girma is from Ethiopia. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $175 to buy more sheep.
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    Girma raises sheep and also farms crops. He hopes this World Vision micro loan will enable him to buy more sheep and expand his business. Times have been hard and his business has been restricted due to financial problems. Now he hopes to see his business grow, have more customers, and increase his income. In the future, he has also a dream of supplying a number of sheep to the local market for more income. This will help provide food for his community. As the father of three children, Girma works hard to earn a living and provide the basics for his family, who work with him in the fields. But he really wants to improve their standard of living.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Carmen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Carmen is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy cement, sand, gravel, shovels and a wheelbarrow.
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    Carmen lives in a municapality in the state of Guerrero called Marquelia (known in the past as “Potzahualco” meaning "Place Plentiful of Water" in Nahuatl). This area is surrounded by rivers, creeks, lagoons, beautiful beaches and a waterfall. It is also a region full of tropical plantations: coconut, guava, tamarind, papaya, banana and hibiscus. Carmen if fifty-nine years old and lives in this beautiful place with her husband Pedro, a construction worker. They have five children together, all of whom are married. Carmen and her husband have been producing and selling bricks for more than ten years. Up until now, their earned profits and her husband's support have been the most important elements in allowing them to buy the most necessary goods and supplies and to have a better quality of life. Carmen wants to continue working because she knows that the economic situation is getting more difficult. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy more material for producing bricks, including cement, sand, gravel, shovels and a wheelbarrow. By making a larger quantity of bricks, she will be able to increase her income and improve her family's living conditions. In the future, Carmen would like to eventually build a small establishment and to have her own grocery store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Silvia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Silvia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase various fruit, vegetables, chilies.
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    Mrs. Silvia Hernandez Ortiz is 34 years old, married with one son. Silvia has been selling fruits and vegetables for over 6 years. She decided to sell fruit and vegetables as a means of helping her husband with some expenses and to improve her quality of life and economic solvency. She would like to expand her business and grow her customer base. Silvia will invest a World Vision microloan in the purchase of bananas, apples, oranges, melons, mandarins, pears, chilies, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and more, in bulk quantity, to get better prices. Her goal is to reinvest in her business to keep increasing profits and to someday have her own fruit store. She is confident that she can achieve this plan with the profits that she will earn and with the support of the community. The additional income will cause her life, business and family situation to improve substantially. She will be able to save money to continue investing in her fruit business and remain solvent.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ishkhan
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ishkhan is from Armenia. He needs a loan of $1,300 to buy fertilizer and potato seeds.
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    Ishkhan is a young farmer from Gyumri. He raises cattle and cultivates land. He currently lacks the resources to expand his farm as he would like. With a loan through World Vision, Ishkhan will be able to purchase fertilizer and seeds to generate a higher yield of potatoes. He will then be able to better provide for his family and reinvest in his business. In the future, Ishkhan wants to keep expanding his business, have a steady income to support his family, and save for the future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,300
  • Yeghishe
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Yeghishe is from Armenia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $1,025 to purchase livestock and update machinery .
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    Yeghishe Simonyan is engaged in agricultural business in his town in Armenia. Agriculture is his family’s main source of income, but it is not enough to meet their needs. With a World Vision loan’s help, Yeghishe will be able to develop the orchard he has on his land and increase the livestock that he raises as well. He will also be able to improve the machinery that he depends on for his farm. Yeghishe will be able to ensure better living conditions for his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,025
  • Nver
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nver is from Armenia. He needs a loan of $1,475 to purchase pigs.
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    Nver Sahakyan lives together with his parents and sister in Eghegnadzor, Armenia. He farms and raises a herd of pigs. He would like to make his farm business more stable so that he can start his own family in the future. Nver would like to purchase more pigs. With his larger herd, he will be able to begin breeding his pigs and create an ever-growing business. His income will increase so that he can provide his family with a sustainable and bright future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,475

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