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Lending History

  • Dulce Maria
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Dulce Maria is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy raw materials for her bread baking, and underwear to sell.
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    Dulce María is a very responsible young woman, dedicated to her home and her bakery business. She chose this activity because her family has long been devoted to baking good bread. The bakery gives her customers time to meet her family. She also sells underwear by catalog in the evenings, and offers these products to their friends and neighbors. Dulce María needs a loan to buy raw materials for her bread business, and also underwear for her catalog sales, and this can increase her income. She's pretty sure there's more customers who want her products. She wants to grow her bakery and continue to save to buy land, build a house and live better next to their loved ones. Dulce Maria is 28 years, she is married and a mother of two girls, who are in primary education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Angelica
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Angelica is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $425 buying beads, thread, and needles for her bead embroidery business.
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    Angelica Lopez Benito is from the calm community of Cochoapa. Angelica beads and embroiders for a living. She has two daughters named Miriam (4 years old) and Yoselin (1 year old). Angelica has had a lot of problems trying to support her children. At times she has not been able to pay the doctor for his services until she has been able to sell some of her embroidery work. She also has problems giving her daughters the food they need to grow healthy and strong. Angelica believes that a loan that will help her buy more beads, thread, and needles will ultimately help increase her earnings. She would like to provide her daughters with a better diet and be able to send them to school. She would also like to buy some items for her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Eusebia
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Eusebia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase materials .
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    Eusebia makes embroidering, and she knits for a living. She would like to grow her business. She will use the loan to purchase materials needed for her business. Her daughter’s success depends on this loan. She will be using the profits for her daughter’s school and her daily needs. Eusebia’s goal is to have a space of her own to place her merchandise, so she does not have to pay rent anymore. Eusebia is very thankful to those who funded her loan Eusebia lives in Acatlan de Perez Figueroa Oax, Mexico; she is sixty-three-years-old; she is married, and she has one daughter.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Normenda
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Normenda is from Philippines. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $200 additional supplies.
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    Normenda Hasim is earning Php 5000.00/month from her tailoring business. She has 8 children: Sheryl-28, Iris-26, Sheena-24, Yashier-22, Shelanie-20, Yashier-15, Sidric-13, and Fatima. With children who are still in school, she needs to have more income so she could give them a better future. She finds hope in applying for a loan. The money will be used to finance her business expansion. She also plans to increase profitability of her business by reaching more customers. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption, her children's schooling and possible new business opportunities.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Mohara
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Mohara is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase medicines for resale.
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    Since 2001 Mohara Alpad has been farming to support her family. She is from Espanola, Palawan. She has 3 children: Norhayati Alpad-17, Noryana Alpad-10, Alwalid Alpad-5. She is the only one working for her family. This has become quite a struggle to make ends meet. With the loan she will be able to finance her planned business venture. She would like to try buying and selling medicines to increase her profit. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption, her children's schooling.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Norma
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Norma is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy natural and chemical fertilizers, and other chemicals, for Gladiolus flowers.
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    Mrs. Norma lives in the community of El Malacate on the Town of Tuxpan, in the State of Michoacan. She is 38 years old, she's been married to Mr. Aurelio for 18 years. He grows flowers for a living. They have 2 children; Norma is 12 years old and is in middle school, and Cristian is 4 years old and is in kindergarten. Mrs. Norma makes a living growing Gladiolus. Most people in her community grow Gladiolus because the soil and the weather are good for its growth. Mrs. Norma started in this business about 6 years ago. She says her husband taught her how to grow this flower, because he's been working on it for a longer time. She's asking for the loan to buy natural and chemical fertilizers to help grow Gladiolus. She sells her flowers at the Flower Market of Tuxpan where you can find a large variety of flowers. She tells us that last Februrary her village faced its worst crisis because the dam behind her house overflowed and a lot of people lost their crops, their houses, and their furniture. With the flood, she lost several personal items and her flowers. Right now she and her neighbors are recovering little by little from this natural disaster. She says the credit will benefit her and her family because they will be able to buy all the chemicals needed without asking for loans with high interest. Mrs. Norma's goal is to rent a larger piece of land, or another one besides the one they already have, to increase their profits. With the flower business profits, Mrs. Norma will save money to reinvest on chemicals, and she'll buy a DVD player so her children can watch movies.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Margaret
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Margaret is from Kenya. She needs a loan of $250 to buy more herbal medicine for sale.
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    Margaret sells herbal medicine at Karibango Market. Currently, Margaret has been experiencing a lot of competition from other businesses because they are more established in the market and some are able to sell herbal medicine at cheaper prices. The loan will help Margaret increase her inventory of herbal medicine. She hopes that with an bigger stock of medicine, she will be able to earn a better profit as well. Margaret’s goal is to raise her family’s standard of living. In time, she would like to open a permanent shop to sell her herbal medicine instead of selling it in the market. Margaret plans to use her income to reinvest in more inventory of herbal medicine and pay for schooling fees for her child.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Vedaste
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Vedaste is from Rwanda. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $1,025 to purchase inventory.
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    Vedaste is a shop owner in Maraba, Rwanda, where he sells a variety of household goods and food in his shop. He will use his World Vision loan to purchase items to sell in his store like sugar, rice, cooking oil, soaps and lotions. His goal is to expand his store which will increase his profit. He will use the additional income to maintain his inventory which will allow him to sell the goods and food at reasonable prices. He is sure that the loan from World Vision will enable him to make these changes, which will improve the quality of life for him and his four children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,025
  • Phan
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Phan is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $275 to pay for operating costs of farming.
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    Koeun is a farmer who makes her living by growing rice, maize and soybeans. When she had to borrow money, she didn't have any capital and was forced to pay high interest rates. A loan now would give her sufficient cash to grow her business. She would be able to pay for the operational cost of farming. She would like to buy a plowing machine and grow crops on the 2-hectare land she has that is currently available. Koeun's dream is to buy land and build a house of her own
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Sreav
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Sreav is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $275 to buy seeds.
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    Sreav grows varieties of crops including rice, corn, and bean. Before becoming a farmer, she and her husband could not afford their own home and lived with her parents. Her oldest daughter was not able to stay in school because she stayed at home to care for her two younger siblings while her parents worked. With a loan from World Vision, Sreav will be able to expand her farm to two additional hectares of unfarmed land. With the profits from her farm, she and her husband will be able to build a small home of their own, they will have enough food for their family, they will no longer need to be dependent on Sreav's parents, and her daughter will be able to go back to school. In the future, she would like to buy additional farming tools and a motorbike.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Maribel
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Maribel is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase additional goods.
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    Maribel Pedere owns a Sari-sari store in Hilongos, Leyte since 2004. Her business started small but she has been able to slowly expand it. She has managed her business very successfully. She is requesting a loan to purchase more products for her customers. If she increases her inventory she will be able to increase her profits. She has two children: Nathaniel-11 and Domar-6 year old. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption, reinvestment in the same business and savings for the future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Leoniza
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Leoniza is from Philippines. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $100 to purchase more abaca fibers.
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    Leoniza Quimco is 61 years old and lived in Sac-on, Philippines. For 20 years, she has woven abaca, a fiber from the banana plant, for a living. Because of her business, she has been able to support her eight children's needs while they were younger. Leoniza is asking for a loan from World Vision in order to sustain her business. It will be used to buy more abaca to weave and pay for transportation expenses. Her income is used to pay her family's daily expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $100
  • Elizabeth
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Elizabeth is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase additional stock for her shop, such as sugar, flour, rice and other items.
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    Elizabeth is a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, where she runs a retail shop in order to make a living. Her greatest challenge is the competition she faces from other local retailers. This competitive market has made it difficult for her to expand her business. With a loan from World Vision, Elizabeth will purchase additional stock for her shop; such items as sugar, flour, and rice, as well as other goods that she can sell in her community. She hopes that these additional items will boost her business through increased sales and expanded client base. The increased profits Elizabeth will bring in will go towards the upkeep of her family and the improvement of their living conditions. She has one child at home and wants to ensure they are raised with the best lifestyle she can provide.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Theng
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Theng is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase a cow .
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    Theng supports her family by farming, and is also raising a cow. While the farm supplies her family’s most basic needs, Theng has been unable to invest in her business so it can grow. She wants to expand her business and improve living conditions for her family. Theng is requesting a loan from World Vision to purchase another cow. This improvement will result in additional income to raise her family’s standard of living and benefit her four children. In the future, Theng plans to continue to invest in her business and save for future needs. Theng hopes to help others in her community by sharing her business expertise.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Leab
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Leab is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy 10 more pigs and land to expand her farm.
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    Leab Pandan is a farmer who lives in Sanda, Cambodia with her 3 children. She is a rice and pig farmer. Farming is the main source of income for Leab’s family. With her loan from World Vision, Leab will purchase food for her pigs, provide for their care, and purchase land on which she will grow soybeans. She would also like to purchase 10 additional pigs, as they are easy to raise, grow quickly, and can be sold easily. Because of the loan, Leab will be able to create one additional job for her community. Leab looks forward to being able to provide for her family, pay for her children to attend school, and meet their basic needs. She is excited to one day help her daughter open and run her own grocery store in their village.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Arnulfa
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Arnulfa is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy material like blankets, rings, needles, ribbons, threads, hooks and yarn.
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    Arnulfa has been embroidering crafts for over ten years. Someone first taught her how to knit scarves so that she could teach someone else and many women could support themselves through this business. She began sewing napkins for her neighbors and friends, who then encouraged her to market her beautiful embroidery to the larger community. Now Arnulfa travels to sell her crafts in many communities. With a loan from World Vision, Arnulfa will buy more sewing materials, including blankets, rings, needles, ribbons, threads, hooks, and yarn. She will use these to knit scarves and hats so that she has many stocked up before the winter season. She plans to sell them outside of schools so that children do not become as cold during the winter. Arnulfa is married to Federico, who works as a farmer. They have three children. In addition to selling her embroidery, Arnulfa raises turkeys and sheep to sell as an extra source of income. However, this business's downfall is that her sheep often become sick from the weather, and this results in a loss of money for her.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Eshetu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Eshetu is from Ethiopia. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $175 to buy food and medicine for oxen.
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    Eshetu runs a small farm and raises oxen. He needs to take good care of his oxen so that he can fatten them up and sell them for a good price. However, he does not have the money to provide his oxen with good food and medicine to keep them healthy. Eshetu will use a loan from World Vision to purchase food and medicine for his oxen so that he can improve his livestock business and make a greater profit from the oxen he sells. Raising oxen is a good complement to Eshetu's farming business because he can buy lean oxen to plow his fields during the growing season and fatten them up after the harvest. Thus Eshetu provides food for his community all year, as he can sell both the crops from his farm and quality ox meat at a fair price. His business will benefit the community even more once he receives a loan, as he plans to hire two more people to work for him. Eshetu has a wife and a child, and he will use the additional income he will receive as a result of the loan to provide better food and care for his family. He will also be able to save some money up for his family's future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Nak
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nak is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy pigs .
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    Nak, the mother of five, farms and raises animals. She wants to sell her animals at a good price. A World Vision micro loan will enable Nak to buy more pigs to raise and sell. The added income will provide her family with more food, clothes and money for her business. More importantly, she will be able to send her children to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Asmiarni
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Asmiarni is from Indonesia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase a glass display for her medicine kiosk and more medicines.
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    Asmiarni runs a kiosk where she sells local medicines. She cannot currently afford to improve her kiosk, so she will use a loan from World Vision to purchase a glass display for her kiosk and restock her merchandise. This will attract more customers to Asmiarni's kiosk and allow her to make a greater profit. As her business continues to grow, she hopes to increase the variety of medicines that she sells. Asmiarni has one child in elementary school. She will use the income from her business to provide more nutritious food for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Agiro
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Agiro is from Ethiopia. He has 5 children. He needs a loan of $175 to buy spice seedlings .
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    Brought up in a rural area, Agiro, the father of five, has a lot of experience in providing his community with spices and spice products. “I want to [continue] to work on spice products, which I think is a good business to make a profit. I am doing it with purpose, because I will generate more income from this kind of business,” he said. Financial constraints, however, have not allowed him to expand his farm and spice crops as he desires. A World Vision microloan offers Agiro the financial support he needs to buy more spice seedlings to increase his spice output. By expanding his business, Agiro has set a goal to have his own shop in town to better supply his good quality products to the local market. The additional income he earns will enable Agiro to better provide for his large family. “I have to work hard to get more income. The increased income enables me to provide my family with basic things they need,” he said. He will reinvest in his farm with any savings to continue to grow his income and provide his community with high-quality spices.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Yolanda
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Yolanda is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $75 to purchase materials for seaweed farming.
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    Yolanda Morcia is a mother of four children: Jake-11, Aileen- 15, Ponciano-16 and Lani-19. Yolanda lives with her family in Dawahon, Bato Leyte, where she works very hard farming seaweed and fishing, to help provide for her family. At this time, Yolanda lacks the funds needed to purchase materials for her seaweed farming business. With a loan from World Vision, Yolanda will be able to purchase plastic ropes and wooden stakes to help with her seaweed farming. Because of the loan, Yolanda will be able to grow her business within her community and increase her income. With the additional income, Yolanda will be able to provide for her family's daily needs, pay for her childrens education, create a savings and reinvest in her seaweed business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $75
  • Sokha
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Sokha is from Cambodia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy silk.
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    Sokha weaves silk from her home. She cannot afford to restock her business with the silk she needs, so she will use a loan from World Vision to invest in more silk so that she can continue to make a profit. Sokha hopes to expand her business by reinvesting her profits into her business. She is a hard worker, and she loves to create beautiful silk artistry for her neighbors. She has six children, and she needs more income in order to continue paying for all of their school fees. Sokha will use her additional income to provide enough food for her family, support her children's education, and increase her family's quality of living.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Saren
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Saren is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy cloth to make cradles.
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    Saren has a family to support and a small business weaving cloth to make cradles. Her inventory is down, so her income is down as well. A World Vision loan would enable her to purchase more of the raw materials to make cradles. With the increased income from the sale of cradles, she will be able to provide a more nutritious diet for her family and have access to healthcare services. She would also be able to send her children to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Ermias
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ermias is from Ethiopia. He has 7 children. He needs a loan of $150 Ermias is a farmer with seven children. He has been engaged in agricultural activity. He needs the loan to buy fertilizer. .
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    Ermias has a small farm where he can get good crop. He wants to work on his farm effectively. “If I get a loan, I will buy fertilizer and selected seeds to maximize my harvest this season. This enables me to get good harvest,” he said. Ermias cannot run his business effectively in the way he desires. He needs financial support to achieve his target. However, he cannot buy fertilizer due to financial shortage. Ermias’s business is doing well; it helps him improve his life. “I have to work hard and get more income. I am happy with my business. By generating additional income, I need to help my family, covering all expenses,” he said. Ermias wants to increase his business so that he can provide his family with things they need. He dreams of supplying the community with various kinds of grains. In the future, his ambition is to participate in other business activities like cattle fattening. Ermias works with his family in the field daily. This in turn instills in his children teachings of hard work, dedication, and fortitude. When his business grows, he will have a large number of customers, which will increase his earning potential.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Manuela
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Manuela is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $100 to buy ingredients to bake bread.
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    Manuela is 53 years old, and she runs a small business selling bread. She lives in World Vision's Xchanel Amtel (Bochil) region in Mexico. Manuela has sold bread in this area for five years. She also has three employees who help her run her shop. Manuela has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy more ingredients to bake bread. Manuela has five children, four of whom are currently studying in school. Manuela lost her husband some time ago, and since then she has had to provide for her kids on her own. She has been able to improve her children's lives thanks to her bread production. She also has a second business creating and selling embroidered crafts. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $100
  • Guadalupe
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Guadalupe is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase raw materials.
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    For the last 2 years Guadalupe has operated her small business in the Machareti region in Bolivia. She sells bread to customers in her community. Guadalupe has asked for a loan from World Vision to purchase raw materials and expand her business so that she can provide healthcare for her family. Guadalupe is 30 years old and is the mother of 2 children, 1 of whom is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Irma
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Irma is from Bolivia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy corn and potatoes.
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    Irma is 41 years old and runs a small business selling popcorn and potato chips. She lives in World Vision's Los Chacos region in Bolivia. Irma has sold popcorn and potato chips in this area for one year. She also has an employee who helps her run her shop. Irma has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like buy corn and potatoes to better serve her customers. Irma has two children, both of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Arminda
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Arminda is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $200 to buy seeds.
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    Arminda is 26 years old, and she runs a small business growing vegetables. She lives in World Vision’s Colomi region in Bolivia. Arminda has grown vegetables in this area for 3 years. Arminda has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy seeds. This will help Arminda grow and sell more vegetables, which will increase her overall income. Arminda and her husband have 3 children, 2 of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Antonio
    They gave
    $25
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    Antonio is from Philippines. He needs a loan of $300 to purchase feed for the animals.
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    For the last 6 years, Antonio has operated his small business in the Southwest region in the Philippines. He raises goats, cows and pigs to sell to customers in his community. Antonio has asked for a loan to expand his business. He would like to purchase food for his animals, which will allow him to improve his current operation. He lives in an old house which he inherited from his parents in the community of Balabagon, Moalboal, Cebu.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Jonalyn
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Jonalyn is from Philippines. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $150 to buy spare tires, sprockets and maintenance service.
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    Jonalyn is 27 years old and runs a small business providing motorcycle transportation service. Her motorcycle has a specialized seat to accommodate her customers. She lives in the community of Hibunawan, Baybay, in the Northwest Leyte region of the Philippines. She has been providing transportation service in this area for one year. Jonalyn has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy spare tires, sprockets and maintenance service. This will help her provide transportation for more customers, which will increase her overall income. Jonalyn and her husband have one child. She also support two nephews in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Estrella
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Estrella is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $50 to buy more banana, cooking oil, brown sugar and resell rice to whole buyers.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $50
  • Maura
    They gave
    $25
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    Maura is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $100 to buy coffee plants and materials for expansion.
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    Maura grows coffee to sell to customers in the Mixtla region in Mexico. She also has one employee to help her run her farm. Maura has asked for a loan to expand her business. She would like to buy coffee plants and other materials to expand her coffee plantation. Maura has 300 coffee plants, but she would like to increase this number to have a larger production so she can purchase food for the family and start a new business. She cares for one additional dependent in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $100
  • Seline
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Seline is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $200 she wants to purchase more poultry products.
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    Seline is 32 years old and runs a small business by raising and keeping local poultry breeds. She lives in World Vision's Winam region in Kenya. Seline has raised and kept local poultry breeds in this area for more than 5 years. She also has an employee, who helps her run her farm. Seline has requested a loan from World Vision. She wants to purchase more poultry products. This investment will help her expand her business and earn larger profits. Seline and her husband have 3 children, who are currently studying in school. She also cares for an additional dependent in her home. She has a good project, which if implemented, can help her grow her income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Lire
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Lire is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $150 to buy fertilizer and selected seeds.
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    Lire is 35 years old and runs a small business growing crops such as teff and wheat. He lives in World Vision's Shenkolla region in Ethiopia. Lire has grown crops such as teff and wheat in this area for more than five years. He also has one employee who helps him run his farm. Lire also has a second business where he raises horses. This second business provides a supplemental income which Lire needs to support his family. Lire has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy fertilizer and selected seeds which will enhance his source of income. This will help Lire grow and sell more crops such as teff and wheat which will increase his overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Catalina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Catalina is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $500 to buy sheep and chickens to raise them.
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    For the last 6 years Catalina has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She raises sheep and chickens to sell to customers in her community. Catalina has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy sheep and chickens to raise them to support her family. Catalina is 44 years old and the mother of 4 children, of whom 4 are currently studying in school. Doña Catalina is a hard-working woman, she is always trying to get an extra income in order to support her family. She raises animals for a living, but she mentioned that she loves to embroider so she sells her handcrafts. Doña Catalina is grateful for the loans she has obtained all along this time, she recalls not having enough money to start an activity of her own. The financial support has given her the opportunity to get her own income and provide for her family. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Ma Luz
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma Luz is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy quilts, bedsheets, blankets, towels, draperies, etc.
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    For the last 6 years Ma Luz has operated her small business in the Crescencio Morales region in Mexico. She sells catalogue bedclothes to customers in her community. Ma Luz has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy quilts, bedsheets, blankets, towels, draperies, etc to support her family. Ma Luz is 41 years old and the mother of 1 child, who is currently studying in school. Luz lives in a community called Zitácuaro, a place full of history where the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, the archeological zone of Zirahuato and the caves of Tziranda are located. Also, during the month of December the beautiful greenhouses in San Felipe los Alzati are opened to people where thousands of Poinsettia flowers paint the incredible landscapes. Luz started selling catalogue bedclothes five years ago in order to provide for her child since she is a single mother. Luz is an employee in another enterprise, but she prefers making some extra money in her spare time. She offers her products mainly to friends and acquaintances. The best season sales for Luz is from October to February, during the coldest months. One loan from VisionFund Mexico would help Luz to carry on with her business and to deliver several pending orders.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Gertrudes
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Gertrudes is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase raw materials such as: sugar, butter, and flour.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Damu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Damu is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase fertilizer and selected seeds to maximize her harvest.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Workinesh
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Workinesh is from Ethiopia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase more inventory.
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    A strong woman, Workinesh has been selling household items and utensils to the local community. “I have to work hard to improve the life style of my family. I have to buy more inventory to make a profit. I can do more if I get a small amount of money. I think my business is quite an encouraging business to improve the living standards of my family,” she says. Workinesh is requesting a World Vision microloan to purchase additional inventory for her store to increase her profits and expand her customer base. The additional income will allow her to provide her family with a nutritious diet and healthcare. Long term, Workinesh wants to keep expanding her business supplying kitchenware items and serving the local community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Hermine
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Hermine is from Armenia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $1,000 to purchase livestock.
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    Hermine lives in Goris, Armenia with her family. Hermine earns her family's income from keeping livestock. But she doesn’t have enough financial means to meet her family’s daily needs. With a loan from World Vision, Hermine will increase the livestock on the land and be able to develop agriculture. The additional income will also help Hermine to improve her family’s living. Hermine will most importantly be able to create a good foundation for her children’s future and promote the community's agriculture development.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,000
  • Tesfanesh
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Tesfanesh is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to expand her clothing business.
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    Tesfanesh is 25 years old and runs a small business selling clothes. She lives in World Vision's Quacha Birra region in Ethiopia. Tesfanesh has sold clothes in this area for five years. She has one employee who helps her run her shop. Tesfanesh also has a second business where she sells crops. This second business provides a supplemental income that she needs to support her family. Tesfanesh has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her clothing business and increase her overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Aleme
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Aleme is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase cattle to raise and sell.
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    Aleme is 38 years old and runs a small business raising cattle. She lives in World Vision's Mehal Meda region in Ethiopia. Aleme has raised cattle in this area for more than 5 years. Aleme has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase more cattle. This will help Aleme raise and sell more cattle, which will increase her overall income. Aleme and her husband have 3 children, of whom 2 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Thar
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Thar is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and rice seed.
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    For the last 6 years Thar has operated her small business in the Leuk Daek region in Cambodia. She grows rice and seasonal vegetables to sell to customers in her community. Thar has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and rice seed to increase her crops and sell more at harvest to support her family. Thar is 51 years old and the mother of 2 children, both of whom are currently studying in school. She also cares for 2 additional dependents in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Solomon
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Solomon is from Ghana. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $200 to buy furniture making materials.
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    Solomon is 34 years old and runs a small carpentry making tables, beds, and other furniture. He lives in World Vision's Atebubu region in Ghana. Solomon has made furniture in this area for 2 years. He also has 1 employee who helps him run his business. Solomon has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy materials for his furniture business to help increase his overall income. Solomon and his wife have 2 children, 1 of whom is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Aberesh
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Aberesh is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $50 to buy sheep.
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    For the last 6 years Aberesh has operated her small business in the Quacha Birra region in Ethiopia. She raises crops to sell to customers in her community. Aberesh has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy sheep to support her family. Aberesh is 36 years old and the mother of 4 children, 2 of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $50
  • Paola Pamela
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Paola Pamela is from Bolivia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients like flour and sugar.
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    Paola Pamela is 23 years old and runs a small business selling bread and pastries. She lives in World Vision's Alfarero region in Bolivia. Paola Pamela has sold baked goods in this area for 5 years. She also has 1 employee who helps her run her shop. Paola Pamela has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy various additional ingredients like flour and sugar. Paola Pamela has 2 children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Hariet
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Hariet is from Ghana. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase bags of flour in bulk.
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    Comfort is 51 years old and runs a small business selling pastries to others in her community. She lives in World Vision's Nkwanta region in Ghana. Comfort has provided her bakery services in this area for more than five years. Comfort has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase bags of flour in bulk to help her with making pastries. This will help Comfort provide more bakery items, which will increase her overall income. Comfort and her husband have four children, and all are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250

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