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Lending History

  • Sabas
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Sabas is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $450 to pay for the maintenance and service of his taxi.
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    Sabas Dominguez Chavez drives his taxi for a living in Santo Domingo, Mexico. For the past year, he has depended on the income from his taxi service to pay for his family's expenses. However, he does not have the funds to make sure his taxi can remain running and in service. With a loan from World Vision, Sabas will be able to aford the maintenance and service needed for his taxi, including new tires and suspension and oil changes and tune ups. Once he earns enough, Sabas will purchase a newer taxi. With a smoothly running taxi, Sabas will be able to depend on his income to provide for his family. He plans to save for the education of his two children, Ariel and Jesus, who are in preschool.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Zenaida
    They gave
    $425
    This loan is fully funded
    Zenaida is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $425 to increase inventory.
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    Zenaida Mora Blancas is from San Felipe de los Alzati where there is a lot of flower cultivation and wood handcrafts. She operates a clothing store where she sells bags, blouses, trousers, backpacks, tablecloths and many other items. Many of the items she makes herself, or at least decorates them herself. She is asking for funding from World Vision so that she buy more children's and women's clothing the sell in her store. Zenaida is is a single mother with one grown son who is a teacher. She is also taking care of her father, who is sick and needs a lot of medication. She often pays for his medication, as he has very little money. By increasing her business in the store, she will be able to continue to take care of her father and also provide for her own needs. It has been her dream to have a successful business and make her dad proud of her. She would someday like to be able to buy some land and build a bigger store and provide jobs for people in her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Teresa
    They gave
    $400
    This loan is fully funded
    Teresa is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase plastic trays, bags, brushes, sponges and flyswatters.
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    Teresa is a 50 year old resident of San Antonio, Mexico. She and her husband of 34 years have four children, but all are grown, married and moved out of the house. Her husband works on a farm, but helps her sell her household items when he can. With today’s economy her sales have dropped significantly, and it is very difficult to overcome such a situation. Because of this, others who sold household items switched to other businesses. It is hard for Teresa to do so because she has been selling these items for 6 years and has been patient so far with the economy. It is also not easy for her to try to sell her items in other markets, so she is limited to her current locality at this time. With a loan from World Vision Teresa wants to purchase plastic trays, bags, brushes, sponges and flyswatters. She hopes the boost in goods will help her increase her sales so she can continue to reinvest in her business. She also hopes to find a way to get her stock from one location to another in one trip so as to reduce the expense of transportation. Teresa’s dream is to one day run her own grocery and goods store in her house, but because things are difficult now, she has low expectations that it will come to fruition any time soon.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Daniel
    They gave
    $550
    This loan is fully funded
    Daniel is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $575 to purchase material to sell balloons .
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    Daniel is a hard-working man and is responsible with his parents, who are very old now. He works selling balloons in the park and in his community. He has been doing this for over 15 years. He likes his work very much. He began working with this because he lost his job and he had to help his parents with the house expenses. With a loan from World Vision Daniel will be able to purchase materials like balloons, helium and plastic threads to tie toy cars, spiders, mice, chickens and wheels to entertain the children. His main goal is that he will be better able to take care of his parents who get sick very often due to their age. This loan will benefit him because he will have the materials to make his balloons, sell them and increase his profits with his larger stock. His goal is to support his parents and to keep investing in his business. He will use the profits to take his parents to the Doctor and to purchase what is necessary for their well-being.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $575
  • Luz
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Luz is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase 3 sheep, 20 chickens and food.
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    Luz is a 48 year old widow. Her children are grown and she lives in the house of one of her married children. Luz has worked as a breeder of sheep, chickens and turkeys for the past four years. The greatest challenge to her business is keeping her animals healthy. Last season, many of her animals fell sick and died. Luz lost profits and did not have the money to purchase more animals. She is requesting a loan to purchase 3 sheep, 20 chickens and food. She will raise the animals and breed them to restore the size of her business. With the profits, she will be able to purchase the clothes, shoes and food that she needs. She will use some of her profits to purchase more animals.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Celida
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Celida is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase lollipops, cookies, gums, juices, sodas and more.
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    Celida Dominguez Hernandez is 38 years old and is married to Sergio Zarate, a peasant. Sometimes Sergio cannot find work. They have 4 children. One is in the 2nd year of Junior High School, two are in 4th and 5th grades of Elementary School, and the eldest is no longer in school. Celida decided to work so that she could help her husband with some expenses and improve their quality of life. She operates a Candy Store. Celida will purchase candies, lollipops, cookies, gums, juices, sodas and more. Celida's goal is to quickly expand her candy business. She would like to build a permanent store for her business, and to turn the candy store into a full grocery store. She wants to be able to provide her children with a good education so that they can have a good profession and a better future. She will invest some of the profits back into her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Claudia
    They gave
    $425
    This loan is fully funded
    Claudia is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase flour, fat, sugar, cinnamon, yeast and more.
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    Claudia Navarrete Vargas is 48 years old and is married with Antonio. They have 5 children, all of whom are married. Claudia has been baking and selling bread for 20 years. She learned to bake bread from her mother, and decided to her baking business as a way to support her children in their education. She will invest the loan in the purchase of flour, fat, sugar, cinnamon, yeast and more. She will be able to better stock her business and increase the number of customers that she serves. She thanks God that her business has been very successful and that she earns enough money to support her family. Her goal is to purchase a blender and to one day build a permanent home for her bakery.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Socorro
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Socorro is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase chickens.
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    Socorro Sierra Jimenez is 35 years old and is married to Jose. They have 3 children, Natividad, Montserrat and Yoselin. The oldest one is in the 3rd year of high school, another one is studying 3rd year of junior high school and the youngest is studying 3rd grade of elementary school. In order to support her children in their studies, Socorro started a poultry store 15 years ago. She wants her children to be able to attend school so that they can have a professional career and a better quality of life. With a loan from World Vision, Socorro will purchase more chickens. The loan will help her to improve her business and her life. She will be able to help her husband with more of the household expenses and to continue to pay for her children's education. She plans to invest the money that she earns into getting her own store from which to sell chickens and other products. With her profits, she will save up to purchase a washing machine.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Ma Victora
    They gave
    $350
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma Victora is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase canned food, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, paste, eggs and more.
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    Victoria is a 51 year old widow with an 11 year old son, Joel. Joel is in the 5th grade of Elementary School and depends upon Victoria. Victoria operates a grocery store. Her store, which she has had for the past 30 years, is known as “Miscelanea Acapulco”. Unfortunately, there are many other grocery stores in her area. The competition prevents Victoria from earning good profits. With a loan from World Vision, Victoria will stock her store with better quality products. She will sell them at the best price to increase her business. Customers want good, cheap products. Her goal is to buy a refrigerator. She currently has a little fridge, but it is not large enough to hold all the sodas, sausages, ham, cheese and other foods that she sells. With the new refrigerator, she will be one of the only stores in the community that sells cold soda, while also keeping the other foods that she sells cold. With her profits, Victoria will be able to pay for her family's light, water, telephone and school fees.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Placida
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Placida is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to buy 4 sheep.
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    Mrs. Placida is a hardworking 54 year old woman. She is married to Felix, a builder. She has worked raising and selling sheep for the past 23 years. She has not encountered many problems except for the challenge of keeping her sheep healthy when the weather is cold. She often has to take them to the veterinarian. She is asking for a loan to buy 3 sheep and corn to feed them with. Right now, there is a shortage of corn so it is very expensive. Placida plans to fix up her farmyard so that the sheep have shelter when the weather is cold or when it is raining. This will help them to stay healthy. She also needs to repair her house. Because of the damp air, the paint is coming off.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Carmen
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Carmen is from Philippines. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy straw, a wooden peg and gasoline.
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    Carmen Bucao has been farming seaweed since 1985. She is pictured here sitting on a pile of dry seaweed. She is 56 years old and from Bato, Leyte. She is requesting a loan to sustain her business. She plans to purchase straw, a wooden peg, and gasoline needed for her farming operation. The additional income she brings in from her business will be used to renovate her house, to save for the future, and to reinvest in her farming business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Andrea
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Andrea is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $625 to buy merchandise like sugar, beans, oil, milk and more .
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    Andrea is married to Andres and together they have one son to support. Andrea has operated a grocery store for over a month and it is doing well. She started this venture because of encouragement from her family to invest her time in a higher income generating activity. She wants to help out her husband who works very hard as a farm hand. She wants to keep working to increase the family's income. Andrea has requested a loan to buy merchandise to stock up her grocery store. She wants to buy more merchandise to provide clients with better quality products and to make it more comfortable and convenient for them to shop at her store. The only challenge her store has had to deal with so far stems from her poor health: she has been a little sick lately and leaving the store to go to the doctor means that she misses a whole day of work. It is very important for her and her family to continue with this business to increase their income so that they can buy things that they need for the store. Andrea plans to continue to work at the store and to expand it at some point in the near future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Evangeline
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Evangeline is from Philippines. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase items for her shoe repair shop .
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    Evangeline and her family lives in Hilongos. She and her family relies on the earnings from her shoe and sandal repair shop and her loyal customers. With a loan from World Vision Evangeline will be able to improve her business by purchasing adhesive, epoxy and thread. These items are to be used in repairing shoes and sandals. Any income that she will generates will be used for her children's education, family's daily basic needs, savings and reinvestment in the same business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Khy
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Khy is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $750 to purchase supplies and pay labor expenses .
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    Khy Chab lives in Kampung Thom Province where she farms potatoes, soybeans and sugarcane for a living. Her biggest challenge is paying for labor expenses and also having enough to purchase supplies like fertilizer. She is asking for funding from World Vision to help sustain her business and make it more profitable. The funds would be used to pay for labor to help clear out the weeds, fertilizer and pesticides. This would make her farming more profitable and also increase her income. Khy has 5 children and all of her income goes towards providing for their daily needs. The additional income would give them a better life and enable to the children to attend school. She would also like to be able to save for when they get ready to go to college. It is important to her that they get a good education so that they can make a better life for themselves. Khy is working hard and is determined to overcome the obstacles in order to make her farm successful. She wants to set a good example for her children to show them that you can change your life if you work hard. Her plans for the future include expanding her farm and providing jobs opportunities for others in her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $750
  • Ezekiel
    They gave
    $375
    This loan is fully funded
    Ezekiel is from Kenya. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $425 to purchase kentank.
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    Ezekiel buys and sells cereals. Cereals are seasonal and his income is not consistent. With a loan, he would be able to open a cereal wholesale outlet and purchase a water tank, a kentank, for his family. Ezekiel has three children. With any additional income earned, Ezekiel will provide better, more nutritious food for his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Manulita
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Manulita is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $150 to provide additional capital for fish selling.
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    Manulita lives in the community of Manjuyod on the island of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. She sells fish in an effort to support herself, so that she is not a burden to her three grown children. She also provides additional support for her grandchildren, when she is able. Manulita is requesting a loan from World Vision so that she can continue and improve the volume of fish that she can sell. With the additional funds, Manulita plans to increase the amount of fish that is available for her customers, which will increase her sales and profitability, and provide a more stable living for her and her family. The additional income will permit Manulita to have a healthier diet, help provide for her grandchildren, and allow her to set aside savings for the future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Emmanuel
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Emmanuel is from Rwanda. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $500 to buy timber.
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    Emmanuel, a father of one from Nyamagabe, Rwanda, has a business selling timber. His current challenge is not having enough capital to properly run his business. With a loan through World Vision, Emmanuel will be able to replenish his stock of lumber to then sell at a profit and generate sales. He will also be able to employ three others in his community. With additional income created he will be able to reinvest in his business, provide for his family, get medical insurance, and pay educational fees. In the future, Emmanuel hopes to keep expanding his business and be financially stable. He would also like to create more jobs for others in his community. He says he will have a great life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Erna
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Erna is from Indonesia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $200 to rent a stand in a school cafeteria.
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    Erna works to supplement her husband’s income by selling donuts, cakes, and drinks outside her home. She wants to expand and improve her business to make it more profitable, but because of the location of her business, she does not get as many customers as she needs. A loan from World Vision will allow Erna to rent a stand inside the cafeteria of a local school. In this location, she will be able to greatly increase her sales. The additional income will give her the opportunity to reinvest in and develop her business. Erna will be able to support her child’s education and save for her family’s future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Nur
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Nur is from Indonesia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $125 to rent a stand.
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    Nur operates a small business selling snacks to help support her family. She buys wholesale snacks and then resells them. She faces the challenge of limited business due to the inadequate location of her sales. Because business is slight, sometimes the food expires before she is able to sell it. With a loan from World Vision, Nur plans to rent a stand on the main road of her community, where she will have substantially more business. With the additional income she will earn at the new location, she can provide the daily necessities for her family and continue to reinvest in and grow her business. Nur has a goal of supporting her child’s education through college.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Beatrice
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Beatrice is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy more chairs and tents to rent out.
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    Beatrice operates a business in Katito, Kenya that rents tents and chairs. She lacks capital to purchase more tents and chairs that would help increase her stock. With a loan from World Vision, Beatrice will purchase additional tents and chairs. With the profits she anticipates, she will pay school fees for her three children. She also expects to create employment opportunities for others in the community when her business expands.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Rahmat
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Rahmat is from Indonesia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $125 to restock his shelves with rice, sugar, palm oil and eggs.
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    Rahmat is a father of two and lives in Jatinegara, Jakarta city. He and his wife runs a kiosk selling groceries. The loan will help Rahmat to restock his shelves to increase his sales and to generate more income for the family. He plans to buy more rice, sugar, palm oil and eggs. Rahmat expects to bring more varieties of complimentary products to his kiosk in order to attract more customers. The additional income will help him to keep his children at school as well as to meet the family's basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Alphonsine
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Alphonsine is from Rwanda. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase various goods such as: sugar, juice, biscuits, toilet paper, etc. to sell in her boutique .
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    Alphonsine runs a boutique but is faced with the challenge of lack of capital to purchase inventory for restocking. A World Vision micro loan will allow Alphonsine to purchase various goods such as: sugar, juice, biscuits, toilet paper, etc. She also wants to add two more jobs for members of her community. With any profits Alphonsine will be able to save for her future, get medical insurance for her family and she will be able to pay school fees for her two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Maria Martha
    They gave
    $275
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Martha is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy different types of candies, sodas, juices and fried snacks to sell.
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    Maria Martha is 53 years old and married to Pablo. Together they have four children, two of whom are married while the younger two are studying in high school. Martha has been selling candy and "frituras" for ten years. "Frituras" as they are known in Mexico, are typical fried snacks found in a variety of things including potato chips, "chicharrones", and "churritos." They can also be prepared in a variety of ways: with chili sauce, lemon juice, salt, "cueritos", and soy for example. Martha usually sells these products on the street or at the gates of a kindergarten. She started this business because she realized how difficult it was for her husband to pay their children's school expenses. She mentions "...what I don't like about my children's school is that they ask for many economic cooperations and it is hard for us to help the school because we only have enough money to our expenses." Her children continue to be her main motivation to work hard in her business. Martha explains that she needs to increase the variety of candies she offers. She is also thinking of selling sodas and fruit juices as well because that is what the people or children usually want to drink while eating "frituras". A loan from World Vision will be helpful because she will be able to buy more candies, sodas, juices and "frituras" to sell. By increasing her profits Martha will be able to help her children in school. Martha's future goal is to get another window installed in her home. Her idea is to sell candies and groceries right there and to deliver them through this opening. She explains that there is no grocery store in her community. Martha plans to use her earnings to continue investing in her candy business while saving for her new business at home. That way she would not have to go outside anymore and the people in her community will also benefit.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Dorothy
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Dorothy is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy stock for her grocery store.
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    Dorothy operates a grocery shop in Katito, Kenya. Because food prices are high and she lacks capital to purchase more stock, she finds it difficult to expand her revenue. With a loan from World Vision, Dorothy will purchase more stock for her grocery such as sugar and cooking fat. Once she is able to purchase more stock, she will be able to meet her client's demands. More revenue will allow Dorothy to pay for her children's school fees. She also hopes to expand her business large enough to hire staff to help in the shop.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Mary
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Mary is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy hair products.
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    Mary operates a hair salon in Katito, Kenya. She lacks money to buy more products that will allow her to provide a wide variety of services to her clients. With a loan from World Vision, Mary will buy hair products to use in her salon. Once she is able to provide more services, she expects that her clientele base will grow. She hopes to make enough income to sustain her family's basic needs like food and perhaps even pay for fees for her children to attend school. Mary dreams of growing her business large enough that she can hire other members of her community to help in the salon.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Fidelmar
    They gave
    $550
    This loan is fully funded
    Fidelmar is from Mexico. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $550 to purchase spare parts for his taxi.
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    Fidelmar is 44 years old and married to Gloria. They live in El Oro, a village in the State of Mexico, with their two young children who are currently attending elementary school. Fidelmar has been a taxi driver for 29 years. He works from 7:30 in the morning to 9:00 at night. He would like to invest in his taxi by buying necessary spare parts but he is unable to do so due to financial constraints. With a loan from World Vision Fidelmar plans to buy two tires, shock absorbers and a suspension for his taxi. He believes that this will allow him to repair his taxi so that he can continue working hard for his family. Not only will Fidelmar's family benefit from the extra income, but it will also positively impact his clients as they will receive a better transportation service. One of Fidelmar's goals is to eventually purchase his own taxi, since the one that he is currently driving is hired.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Richard
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Richard is from Philippines. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $150 to buy fertilizer.
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    Twenty-seven year old Richard needs help improving his farm. He farms a rice field in Ayungon, Negros Oriental. Richard is industrious. He started farming when he was only eighteen and supports his son, Mark Zaren-four, from his earnings. A World Vision microloan will allow Richard to buy much-needed fertilizer for his rice field for an optimal harvest and high quality rice that he can sell for good profits. Additional income will be used for his child's future education and Richard's family's daily consumption. He will reinvest a portion of his profits, after loan repayments, in his rice farm to ensure his farm remains viable.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Joyce
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Joyce is from Kenya. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy a stock of cereals: rice, millet and others.
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    Joyce, a mother of four, sells cereals for a living. She faces the challenge of high inflation and increasing costs of the cereals she relies on for her livelihood. A World Vision microloan will allow Joyce to purchase rice, millet and other grains in bulk, at lesser prices. This will give Joyce the opportunity to generate good profits. She hopes to add one job as a result of the loan, as well. Joyce also plans to add more stock of cereals to her inventory to attract more customers and give her current customers more variety. The additional income will allow Joyce to provide a better quality of life for her family, keep her children in school. Any savings will be used to expand her cereal inventory and continue purchasing her cereals and grains in bulk.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Jean Baptiste
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Jean Baptiste is from Rwanda. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $500 to restock his variety store.
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    Jean Baptiste, a father of one from Gihushi, Rwanda, seeks to purchase various goods such as lotions, bicycles, soaps, etc. for to sell in his variety store. His current challenge is not having enough capital to properly run his business. With a loan through World Vision, Jean Bapiste will be able to restock his store, better serve his customers, and generate more sales. He will also be able to provide another individual in his community with a job. Additional income created will allow him to save for his future, better provide for his family, and pay school fees for his children. In the future, Jean Baptiste wants to be financially stable and create job for others in his community. He says he will have a great life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Fantaw
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Fantaw is from Ethiopia. He has 7 children. He needs a loan of $275 to purchase sheep.
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    Fantaw has good skills in dealing with sheep rearing. He believes that if he continues with this business, he can be successful in generating more income. The local people like the quality products he supplies to them, but Fantaw has faced financial problems because he does not have capital to invest in his business. He cannot buy more sheep, but he says, “If I get a loan, I can strengthen this business.” With a loan from World Vision, Fantaw wants to expand his business so that he can fatten and sell more sheep. In the future, he wants to buy bulls and cows, especially hybridized cows for milk. “The increased income will go towards giving my children a healthy diet.” Fantaw and his wife have seven children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Bekelu
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Bekelu is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $200 to buy an ox .
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    Agriculture is an encouraging business for Bekelu. She received a World Vision micro loan to run her own business, which is going well. Bekelu now wants to strengthen her business and wants to buy an ox. "I need additional loan; I want to work hard and get more income. It is possible to get good product this season." People in her community like to buy her agricultural products. A World Vision micro loan will allow Bekelu to buy an ox to assist her in harvesting her crops. She wants to expand her business by buying hybridized cows, in the future, to provide the community with milk and milk products. She also has a dream to have her own grain store in the future to supply her products to the local market. Her profits will be put toward her expansion plans and provide a better quality of life for her and her two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Theoneste
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Theoneste is from Rwanda. He has 6 children. He needs a loan of $500 to purchase parts for his taxi.
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    Theoneste is a father who works hard to care for his six children. He runs a taxi service. He has applied for a loan to purchase parts to keep his taxi running. He needs a tire, a new mirror and some engine parts. He hopes to finally become financially stable. Theoneste dreams that someday he will even earn enough to be able to save for his future. He also hopes to be able to create job for others in his community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Tibebu
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Tibebu is from Ethiopia. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $175 to buy a horse for his carriage business.
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    Tibebu drives a horse carriage that transports people and goods across the city. He would like to expand his business, and he will use a loan from World Vision to buy another horse. Starting his own business has transformed Tibebu's outlook, as he no longer considers himself poor. Now he has begun teaching younger people how to drive carriages so that they, too, will be able to support themselves. Tibebu would like to help his friends by creating job opportunities for them. Tibebu is a father of one child, and he will use the increased income to cover his family's expenses and improve their quality of life. Tibebu would like to keep buying more horse so that his carriage driving business will continue to grow. In the future, he hopes to buy a taxi.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Maria Teresita
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Teresita is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $325 to purchase more fruit and vegetables for resale.
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    Maria helps to support her family by buying and reselling fruits and vegetables. She has been engaged in this business for seven years, and has found it increasingly difficult to purchase more produce at the end of each season because of rising prices. She has had to travel further to buy affordable produce. Her goal is to expand her business to make it more sustainable and profitable. With a loan from World Vision, Maria plans to purchase a larger quantity of fruits and vegetables. This improvement will result in more customers and a better income. She will be able to help her husband, Eliseo, improve living conditions for their two young children, Franciso and Martin. In the future, Maria plans to continue to invest in and grow her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Delfina
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Delfina is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy chili, meat, tortillas, tomatoes, onions, tomato sauce, ham, pineapple, bananas, coriander and cooking oil.
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    Delfina is a 48-year-old single mother of four who has only studied up to the elementary school level. Her oldest child no longer lives with her while the younger three are still studying. The family lives in "Arroyo de en Medio," a beautiful place surrounded by many rivers and nearby to an important sugar cane area where the sugar mill "La Margarita" is located. Delfina started selling food six years ago. Additionally, she sells cosmetics in order to increase her income because she knows that the economic situation is getting harder every day and it is necessary to work twice as hard. Every day, Delfina sells typical Mexican snacks at the gate of the elementary school in her community. She takes a table where she displays all the food and beverages so that the kids can buy her food when they come out for break. She also sells pizza on weekends right outside her house. At the beginning she used to tell her neighbors that she was going to sell food, but now people already know her business. A loan from World Vision will enable Delfina to invest in her business by buying chili, meat, tortillas, tomatoes, onions, pineapple, ham, cooking oil and other ingredients to prepare and sell her snacks. With the additional profits she will be able to improve her business and better provide for her family. She hopes to earn enough to pay for all her children to attend university.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Rafaela
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Rafaela is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy women's underwear and clothes to sell.
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    Rafaela is a married mother of four and lives with her family in a community called "La Defensa", in a sugar cane region. Ten years ago, Rafaela started her own clothing sales business to help her husband with the family expenses and to pay for her children's school fees. She would like to purchase more clothes and undergarments to sell door-to-door, but she has not had the extra money to do so. The loan from Would Vision is going to enable Rafaela to expand and grow her business. The income she earns will allow her to help meet her family's needs, pay for her children's education, and to invest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Candelaria
    They gave
    $425
    This loan is fully funded
    Candelaria is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy more natural products .
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    Coapilla is a community in the state of Chiapas whose name means “Crown of Summits” in Nahuatl. It is located in the northern mountain zone of the state. The conditions of the land are perfect for the growth of coffee, chayote, avocado, blackberry, peach, strawberry, corn and beans. Candelaria lives in this beautiful area; she is married to Vicente and they have one child. She's been happily working in natural product sales for almost two years with good profits. The challenges Candelaria faces are when her clients come to look for a specific product, but she no longer has it in stock, as well as the difficulities associated with traveling to get more products. Candelaria is requesting a World Vision microloan to buy, in bulk, more natural products for resale. She will then have the opportunity to offer a better-quality service, increase customer satisfaction and increase sales. For people in the community, nutritional clubs are very important because they are now used for the natural products that help improve health. Additional profits will be used to improve Candelaria's family's lifestyle and her savings will be reinvested to keep purchasing bulk natural products to ensure her business remains competitive and financially viable.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Judith
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Judith is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, potatoes, lettuce, squash, cucumbers, zucchinis, bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, mangoes, green beans, and...
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    Judith sells fruits and vegetables, and she will use the loan from World Vision to invest in more produce to sell. She will purchase more tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, potatoes, lettuce, squash, cucumbers, zucchinis, bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, mangoes, green beans, and chickens. Without the profits from her fruit selling business, Judith would not be able to pay her family's expenses or take care of her health problems. The loan will help her expand her business so that she will increase her income and her financial standing. Judith plans to continue investing money in her business. She would like to start growing her own fruit so that they are better quality and to increase her number of customers and number of sales. Judith's husband Juan Carlos is an electrician. They have three young children. As Judith continues to make more income, she will use the money to benefit her family and save up for her children's education. She wants them to have the opportunity to study and have a better future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Alma Belen
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Alma Belen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase three sheep, grass and maize .
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    Alma Belem is 24 and recently married. She raises livestock and started breeding turkeys. Now she wants to start raising sheep. One of the reasons she decided to stop raising turkeys is because they frequently are sick and many die. She hopes to have better luck with raising sheep. Alma is requesting a World Vision microloan to purchase three sheep and the maize and grass to feed them so they will remain healthy and good specimens for continued breeding. Alma wants to use her profits to buy construction materials to help finish building her future home. She will also continue to invest in her livestock business to ensure she can remain financially secure.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Norma Camila
    They gave
    $350
    This loan is fully funded
    Norma Camila is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy tomatoes, chili, cooking oil, table salt, rice, beans, maize, beef, chicken meat, and cheese .
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    Norma Camila is 39 years old and married to Rosendo, a land worker. They have three children and one of them is already married. Norma prepares and sells typical Mexican snacks. She has been doing this for 19 years. She is requesting a loan to buy essential ingredients such as tomatoes, chili, cooking oil, table salt, rice, beans, maize, beef, chicken meat, and cheese. Between Norma and her husband, they are able to meet their family's basic needs. With the increased profits, Norma can continue to pay her children's school fees while improving their lifestyle. She will also save to send her children to university. Norma wants to buy a blending machine with the profits. Her dream is to open her own restaurant.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Siti
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Siti is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase highly demanded customer goods, such as rice, sugar and palm oil for her grocery kiosk.
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    Siti is a mother of two children and lives in Surabaya city. For a living she runs a grocery kiosk adjacent to her house. Her challenges have been the tight competition and the increasing price of basic commodities, such as rice and palm oil. With a loan from World Vision Siti will be able to restock her kiosk with rice, palm oil, sugar and mineral water in order to meet the demand of her customers. She also hopes to bring more variety to her product lines to attract even more customers. The additional income will allow Siti to supplement her husband's fluctuating income to pay for their children's school fees and save up for their future education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Surhartini
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Surhartini is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase more laundry supplies and soap.
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    Suhartini is a mother of two who lives with her family in Surabaya 2. She owns and operates a laundry business within her local community, the profit she makes from her business helps her to provide for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Suhartini will be able to purchase laundry soap and other supplies to maintain her laundry business. She will also be able to grow her business and generate more income. With the additional income, Suhartini will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Merry
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Merry is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 to purchase clothing material, sewing machine and thread.
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    Merry Yuniarti is a mother of two children, she lives with her family in Surabaya1. Merry works very hard at selling clothes and as a seamstress in her community for profit, to help provide for her family. At this time, Merry lacks the funds needed to sustain her clothing and seamstress business. With a loan from World Vision, Merry will be able to purchase more clothing materials, a sewing machine and thread. Because of the loan, she'll also be able to expand her business, create new job opportunities within her community and increase her income. With the additional income, Merry will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Hai
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Hai is from Cambodia. He needs a loan of $200 to purchase fertilizer and farming tools .
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    Hai Pech lives in Kandal Province, where he works very hard farming rice and selling honey to help earn a living for hiimself. At this time Hai lacks the funds needed to purchase farming tools and fertilizer to help him maintain, cultivate and grow his farmland. With a loan from World Vision, Hai will be able to purchase farming tools and fertilizer for his farmland. Because of the loan, Hai will be able to grow healthy crops of rice and produce more honey to sell for profit. He'll also be able to grow his business and generate more income. With the additional income, Hai will be able to provide for all of his daily needs and make repairs to his home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Imron
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Imron is from Indonesia. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase raw materials such as tin, aluminum, and tools for welding.
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    Imron runs a shop where he welds fences. With a loan from World Vision, Imron will invest in raw materials for welding like tin, aluminum, and the tools that he needs. Recently, Imron has suffered a decrease in the number of customers, who are turning to alternative fence solutions. He needs to improve his business so that he can attract more customers again. His business goal is to own multiple branches of his welding shops in Surabaya. Imron is married, and he has three children. He will use his extra income to save up for his family and increase their quality of life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Barbara
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Barbara is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $425 for raw materials needed for seaweed farming .
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    Barbara lives in Bato, Leyte where she plants and harvests seaweed for a living. She has four children, two of whom still need her support. She would like to grow her business and use the profits for her children's schooling, the family's daily consumption, and to reinvest in her business. Barbara is asking for a loan to make improvements in her business and also purchase additional supplies like plastic rope, wooden stakes, and gasoline for the boat. Her plans for the future include working as long as she can and continue improving so that she will be more productive.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Sa Reng
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Sa Reng is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and livestock.
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    Sa Reng grows rice and raises poultry. She cannot afford to buy more fertilizer for her rice field, so she needs a loan from World Vision to buy fertilizer and additional livestock. As Sa Reng makes a greater income from her farm, she plans to enlarge her farmland and raise more poultry. She also hopes to start a new business in the future. Sa Reng is a mother of five children, but her current income is not enough to send all of them to school. She will use her additional income to continue investing in her farm and to increase her family's standard of living. Sa Reng dreams of paying for all of her children's education, sufficient food for the family, and better health care for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Huen
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Huen is from Cambodia. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and hire labor.
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    Huen grows rice and seasonal vegetables. She needs a loan from World Vision to invest in more fertilizer and hire workers to help her harvest her crops. As Huen makes a greater income, she will be able to continue buying the tools and materials she needs to continue farming. She will also save up to buy more farmland and invest in more piglets to raise. Huen has eight children, seven of whom are still living at home. She cannot afford to pay for their education or to provide enough healthy food for the whole family. She works hard in the hope that one day she will be able to send all of her children to school and feed her family well. Huen also dreams of being able to afford health care services for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Eunice
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Eunice is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase more stock of charcoal.
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    A mother of two, Eunice Onyango lives with her family in Kisumu, a rural part of Kenya. She works hard selling charcoal within her local community to help provide for her family. At this time Eunice lacks the funds she needs to purchase more charcoal to continue running her business successfully. With a loan from World Vision Eunice will be able to purchase more stock of charcoal. This will allow her to attract more customers, expand her business and increase her income. With the additional profits, Eunice will be able to better provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her children's education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Sa Rang
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Sa Rang is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and hire labor.
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    Sa Rang is a rice and vegetable farmer in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. A loan from World Vision will help her buy fertilizer for her vegetable field. It will also help her hire other people to help her clear the grass from her land and harvest. She hopes to someday expand her farm and buy piglets to raise. Sa Rang is the mother of four children. She will use her increased income to give her family a better life and pay for her children to go to school, like many other kids in her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Faustin
    They gave
    $675
    This loan is fully funded
    Faustin is from Rwanda. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $675 to purchase large quantities of beans for resale.
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    Faustin supports his family by buying and reselling beans. His challenge is not having enough capital to purchase the beans in large quantities. Larger purchases would mean that he could pay lower prices, and he would be able to meet the demand and sell more beans. With a more profitable business, he could improve living conditions for his family. With a loan from World Vision, Faustin plans to purchase a large quantity of beans. With the additional income he will earn, he will reinvest in and continue to grow his business. He will be able to adequately provide for his four children, and save for their future. As his business continues to prosper, Faustin hopes to one day employ others in his community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $675
  • Aloys Pacifique
    They gave
    $1,000
    This loan is fully funded
    Aloys Pacifique is from Rwanda. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $1,000 to purchase goods to restock his variety store.
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    Aloys Pacifique, a father of three from Ngororero, Rwanda, has a variety store selling various goods such as cosmetics, sugar, rice, etc. His current challenge is having insufficient capital to properly run his business. With a loan through World Vision, Aloys Pacifique will be able to restock his variety store, attract more customers, and generate sales. he will also be able to employ two others in his community. Additional income created will allow him to better provide for his family and meet their daily needs. In the future, Aloys Pacifique hopes to keep expanding his store and build a home for his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,000
  • Yolanda
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Yolanda is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy milk, eggs, rice, instant soups, soap, bleach, toilet paper, and bread.
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    Yolanda, a mother of one, lives in Zitacuaro, a land full of natural richness. It is the cradle of the worldwide known Mexican flower "Nochebuena" or "Poinsettia". The conditions of the region make it the optimum place for the arrival of the Monarch Butterfly coming from the northern countries. There is also an archeological site and the nature offers astonishing landscapes. The people in Zitacuaro own an incredible cultural background; there are still native “mazahua” and “otomí” communities. In this beautiful community, Yolanda runs a grocery store from her home. She had decided to get into this line of work because there were no such stores in the area where she lived. People needed to travel long distances to get to town to buy their basic food supplies. In doing so, Yolanda and all her neighbors had to spend a lot on transportation. A loan from World Vision would enable Yolanda to expand her business by buying milk, eggs, rice, instant soups, soap, toilet paper, bread and many other supplies for her store. She will then have all the products her clients need so that they don't have to travel any further. In the future, Yolanda hopes to expand her establishment and enlarge her stock in order to offer a high-quality service.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Rose
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Rose is from Kenya. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy retail stock for her shop.
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    Rose owns a shop where she sells basic goods. However, the high cost of foodstuff and high inflation in the Kenyan economy make it difficult for her to run her business. A loan from World Vision will help Rose invest in goods like sugar, bread, and cooking fat to resell. Rose's boutique plays an important role in boosting her local economy. She supplies important products to the people in her area, and she hopes to increase her stock so that she will meet more of her neighbors' needs. A loan will also enable her to hire another person to work for her. Rose has five children, and the entire family depends upon her income. She will use the increased profits from a loan to meet her family's basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Fulgencia
    They gave
    $400
    This loan is fully funded
    Fulgencia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, radishes, and lettuce.
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    Fulgencia has been selling produce such as chili peppers, tomatoes, radishes, and lettuce for more than twenty years. She will use the loan from World Vision to buy a variety of vegetables. Fulgenica is sixty-five years old, and she has six grown children. Her husband, Ramiro, is a land worker. She and Ramiro have worked hard all their lives, so the family has never suffered need. The loan will encourage Fulgencia to continue improving her business, which will help her improve her family's living conditions. In the future, she would like to have a building where she can sell her vegetables and receive more clients. By increasing her earnings, Fulgencia will have a way to save up for her future and keep buying the supplies that she needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Hiwot
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Hiwot is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy teff for preparing injera.
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    Hiwot, a mother of two, makes and sells "injera" for a living to support her family. "Injera" is a flatbread and an Ethiopian staple food made out of teff flour. Hiwot is determined to overcome the living conditions in her area and wants to develop her business into a sustainable livelihood for her family. However, due to financial constraints, she is unable to expand and strengthen her business as she would like. With a loan from World Vision Hiwot will be able to buy more grains like teff for baking and preparing injera. This will allow her to generate more income and improve her family's living conditions. “I can provide my family with a healthy diet. I can send them to school. I can cover the expenses for their clothing," she said. Additionally, the locals can also benefit from the growth of her business. “As my business grows, I also hope to help one person by creating job opportunity in my community,” she said. In the future, Hiwot wants to open up a small cafeteria.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Ishkhan
    They gave
    $100
    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
  • Margaret
    They gave
    $625
    This loan is fully funded
    Margaret is from Kenya. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $625 to re-stock clothing store.
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    Margaret, the mother of seven, runs a clothing store. She wants to increase the stock and variety of clothes in her clothing business. Lack of money has prevented her from meeting her goal. A World Vision microloan will allow Margaret to purchase additional clothing inventory to expand and make her business more competetive. She will be able to attract more customers. After paying her loan, Margaret will be able to better provide for her family's needs and improve her family's living standards and diet.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Vladik
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Vladik is from Armenia. He needs a loan of $1,100 to purchase beehives.
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    Vladik keeps livestock, beehives and also farms. He would like to develop his beekeeping and expand his business further. Wtih a loan, he can purchase more beehives and supplies and increase his income. He and his wife will improve their living conditions. His community will benefit from his beekeeping as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,100

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