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Lending History

  • Rosa Gloria
    They gave
    $925
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosa Gloria is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $1,050 to expand inventory.
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    Rosa Rodriguez Garcia is from the locality of Macutzio, in the state of Michoacan where she sells various fruits and vegetables to help support the family. She is asking for funding from World Vision so that she can purchase more of variety of items to sell. There are many vendors that sell the same items, and she would like to be able to offer her customers something different. She is hopeful that by doing this she will be able to increase her sales. Rosa and her husband have 2 small children: Yazmin who is 5 and Yovani who is 1 year old. When business is slow, it is hard for them to take care of all of their needs. They want their children to have a good home with plenty of food and also money for their education. Some day Rosa would also like to be able to rent a more permanent place the sell her produce, so that she does not have to travel all over the community like she does now. She worries about the children's safety when she has to travel so much with them. Being able to stay closer to home would give them all a much better life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,050
  • Sarom
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Sarom is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $275 to buy seeds and start pig raising.
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    Sarom is a farmer. She makes her living by growing maize, rice, and soybean. Sarom said, "Prior to my loan from World Vision, I forced myself to borrow money from local money lender. The other option was to ask for payment in advance from middlemen and I would have to sell my harvest to them later, but the price was very low." With the loan, she has enough cash to pay for operating costs. She can sell her crop at high price and make much more profit. She has freedom of choosing customers; she will sell to whoever pay her the better price. She wants to grow crops on the 1 hectare land which is currently unused. She hopes to generate more money from the farming. She has saved to buy a plowing machine, pumping machine, motorbike, and other farming tools. She manages to earn additional fee from plowing land for other farmers. This greatly improve her standard of living. Sarom hopes to also start raising pigs too.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Cirinia
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Cirinia is from Philippines. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase basket making supplies.
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    Cirinia Hermoso lives in Hagnaya, Philippines where she has been weaving abaca, which is a banana fiber, for 27 years. This is her only source of income. With a loan from World Vision, she would like to purchase more supplies so that she can sustain and expand her business. Cirinia has two small children at home, and all of her income goes towards providing for their daily needs. She needs to increase her profits so that she save enough to pay for their education. She knows how important it is for them to continue their education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Melgie
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Melgie is from Philippines. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase pig food.
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    Melgie Canete is from Ayungon, Negros Oriental, a town in the Philippines. She has a young son, Noel Andrew to look after. Melgie started raising hogs in June of 2010. She has also cultivated her land and plants vegetables for an income. With a loan from World Vision, Melgie will buy food for the hogs and fertilizer for the land. Melgie hopes to start another business some day with additional profits. Any additional income will also be used for reinvestment in the same business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Eric
    They gave
    $550
    This loan is fully funded
    Eric is from Rwanda. He needs a loan of $850 to purchase calfs.
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    Eric lives in Rwanda, where he is a cow farmer. However, he has had challenges in getting enough capital to properly run his business. He wants to expand his business to sell foods as well. A loan from World Vision will enable Eric to improve his business, attract more customers, and sell more cows. This will allow for him to provide for his family more adequately. The additional income he earns from his soft tea and breads will allow his to purchase more cows to sell.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Gloria
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Gloria is from Philippines. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $75 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Gloria Deguit is a 37 year old woman from the community of Ayungon in Negros Oriental, a town in the Philippines. Through farming, she is able to meet the needs of her family. Gloria has 6 children who are still dependent on her for their needs. Trying to manage her finances has been a struggle for her. She finds hope in a World Vision loan. She plans to buy fertilizer for her farm with a World Vision loan. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption and her children's schooling.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $75
  • Florida
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Florida is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Florida is 57 years old from Bindoy, Negros Oriental, a town in the Philippines. She is a farmer who barely earns Php100.00/day ($2.31 American dollars/day) and also raises pigs. Two of her children are adults but she still has a child, Lyndoy who is 16 years old that is dependent upon her. A loan from World Vision will be used to buy fertilizer for Florida's cornfields so that they will be more productive. Florida felt privileged to be able to apply for a loan even if she is not earning that much. She wants to improve her source of livelihood for her family due to the loan.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Vilma
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Vilma is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Vilma Arquillano is a vegetable farmer in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental which is in the Philippines. This has been her only source of income since 1995. She has two children: Patricia- 8 and Patrick-5 that she must provide for alone as currently she is the only one working in the family. Vilma is applying for a loan from World Vision in order to buy fertilizer and other farm inputs for her vegetables so that the crops can be more productive. From this, she is optimistic that she will have another business someday so that her family can prosper. Her income will be used for her children's education, house renovations, and family's daily consumption.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Abundia
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Abundia is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $75 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Abundia Amahit lives in a town in the Philippines called Bindoy, Negros Oriental. To support her five children, Abundia has farmed rice and corn to meet their daily needs. Now, all of her children are grown and help her in the field. Abundia hopes to continue her farming and is now in need of an additional capital to buy fertilizer. A loan from World Vision will allow her the capital to buy the fertilizer needed. She plans to increase business profitability of her business by adding a variety of crops to her farm as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $75
  • Leonora
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Leonora is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Leonora Comendador is a 38 year-old mother of five that are between the ages of 6 and 20. She is from Sogod, Cebu which is in the Philippines. To support her family, she raises cattle, hogs, and goats. She also plants corn on her farm to help supplement the income. Leonora hopes to continue this business as she is able to support her family. However due to limited funding, she can barely buy fertilizer for her corn. A loan from World Vision will allow her to purchase that fertilizer, allowing her the opportunity to have a successful crop. Her income will be used for her children's education and family's daily expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Paulina
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Paulina is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase fertilizer and hog feed.
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    Paulina Cambid lives in Bais, Philippines, and she raises hogs and works on a farm to earn a living. Paulina does not make enough to maintain her business, so she needs capital to make sure that her hogs stay healthy and her land is as productive as possible. With a loan from World Vision, she will purchase feed for her hogs and fertilizer for her farm. She will reinvest her profits into her business. She also plans to work hard so that she can afford the expense of education for her three children: Jeymerzon (10), Jade (18) and John Paul (21).
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Edgar
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Edgar is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase farming tools.
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    Edgar Omandam lives in Bais, Philippines and is a farmer who plants sugar cane and corn for an income. The income from his farm is not sufficient throughout the year because there are times when his farm does not yield any sugar cane or corn. A World Vision loan will help him buy farm inputs such as tools and fertilizer that will allow him to cultivate more land and keep his crops healthy. Edgar plans to reinvest his future profits into his farm, and he also hopes to improve his family's standard of living by meeting their daily needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Erlinda
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Erlinda is from Philippines. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $500 to buy sewing materials.
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    Erlinda Belostrinon is a dressmaker in Maragondon, Philippines. In her family, she is the only one working, and she needs to improve her productivity to sufficiently support her family. For this reason, Erlinda has requested a loan from World Vision. With the funds, she will buy tailoring necessities such as fabrics, zippers, buttons, thread and sewing machine oil. This investment will help her to improve her business performance. With profits from her sales, Erlinda plans to reinvest in new materials so that her business will continue to grow. She will also be able to provide enough for her family's daily needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Caroline
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Caroline is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $225 to expand her inventory.
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    Caroline Wathaka is from Nairobi where she sells fruits and vegetables to support herself and her one child. She wants to increase her business and feels that if she can add more types of fruit and vegetables that she would be able to do that. She is asking for funding from World Vision to buy the addtional items to add to her inventory. Caroline works hard to provide a good life for her one child. All of income goes towards providing for their daily needs. With the extra income, she would be able to save up to pay for schooling. It has always been Caroline's dream to have a mega store and to also have stores in other locations. Then she would also be able to help others in the area by providing jobs for them.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Catherine
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Catherine is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase used clothing for resale.
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    Catherine helps to support her family by selling used clothing at her store. She wants to expand her business, but the high cost of the clothing and significnt competition makes improving her business difficult. Catherine hopes to make her business more profitable so she can improve living conditions for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Catherine to purchase a larger quantity of clothing to sell. With the additional income she will earn from this improvement, Catherine will be able to provide her family’s basic needs. In the future, she plans to continue to reinvest in and grow her business. Her goal is to eventually have a much larger used clothing store in Nairobi City. Catherine has one child.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Rosa Maria
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosa Maria is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $575 to purchase more sheep and supplies .
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    Rosa Maria is from Macho de Agua Michoacan Mexico where her and husband raise sheep to provide for their family. They have been doing for 3 years now. Rosa is asking for funding from World Vision so that she can purchase more sheep and increase her her profits and also purchase feed and vitamins to keep them healthy. Rosa has four children and all of their income goes towards providing for their needs. All the kids a now in school and more money is needed to pay for the school fees. It is important to her that they stay in school and get a good education so that they will have a better life than she did. Eventually they would like to be able to purchase a truck so that they can transport the sheep to other places where they can get more money for them. It is also a dream of her's to one day have a small grocery store close to home so that she could spend more time with the children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $575
  • Thelma
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Thelma is from Philippines. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase gasoline to run her boat.
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    Thelma is a guso seaweed farmer from Leyte, Philippines. She knows that as long as she is willing to work hard, her family will never go hungry. She feels blessed that this island is rich in sea foods like seaweeds, fish and seashells because that is the main source of income for her famiy. Despite all her efforts, Thelma still needs help in order to purchase all the capital she needs for her business. With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to purchase the gasoline necessary to run the boat to go out and collect seaweed during harvest season. She also hopes that some of it can be used to run her husband’s fishing boat. While four of her seven children are out of the house, three of Thelma’s children are still dependent on her. Clarissa and Rochel are still in elementary school and Christy is in kindergarten. Any income the parents bring in will go towards the family’s daily consumption and to pay the necessary school fees in order to provide them with a brighter future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Angelie
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Angelie is from Philippines. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase hog feed and more piglets to raise.
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    Angelie is a resident of Mabinay, Philippines. She started raising pigs in order to bring in additional income for her family. However, in order to expand her business she needs some help. With a loan from World Vision, Angelie will be able to buy hog feed so that her pigs can grow bigger and bring in a greater profit when sold. She also wants to buy more piglets so that she can start raising them in terms of a more long-term investment. She hopes that the combination of these two avenues will help her business expand greatly. With the growth of her business and additional profits she hopes to support her family’s daily consumption and start saving for her child’s future education. Although only three years old, Angelie want to ensure that they have a bright future ahead.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Korng
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Korng is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 For farming and raising pigs.
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    Korng Kouk lives in Cambodia's Kampung Thom Province where she farms rice and vegetables and raises pigs. Korng's farm wasn't thriving because she lacked the technical skills to fertilize and grow crops and keep pigs healthy. She has since refined her skills but does not have funds to properly maintain her land. With a loan from World Vision, Korng will be able to purchase irrigation equipment for her farm and can provide for her two children. Additionally, Korng will be able to afford medical treatment when her children become ill and can feed and educate her family, improving their standard of living and contributing to the community. In the future, Korng would like to increase the number of pigs she raises and expand the land she uses to grow rice and potatoes.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Magdalena
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Magdalena is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase additional snack foods for resale.
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    Magdalena is a 46 year old resident of Hilongos in the Philippines. She sells snack foods like maja blanca (Filipino white pudding made of corn starch, coconut milk, and sugar), turon (fried bananas coated in melted brown sugar)and other foods in order to provide a living for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Magdelena will be able to purchase more, and a greater variety of, snack foods for resale. By providing a greater variety of goods, her customer base will expand and her sales will increase. Magdelena has four children, two of whom, Capistrano-17 and Josebito-10, are still dependent on her. With the additional profits she will make, Magdelena will be able to pay for her children's education, as well as providing for the family’s daily consumption.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Elizabeth
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Elizabeth is from Kenya. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $125 This loan will be used to buy materials for making dresses.
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    Mrs. Elizabeth Mutuse makes and sells dresses in her community. One of her biggest challenges is the fluctuation of prices in her industry. She is confident that this loan will improve her standard of living through increased sales, and allow her to pay the fees associated with her children's schooling. Mrs. Mutuse's goal is to grow her business in her local market, and ultimately expand into foreign markets in the future. Her plans are to better support her family, grow her business, and even create new job opportunities with the additional income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Mary
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Mary is from Kenya. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $175 The loan will be used to purchase new stock for her produce and grocery store.
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    Mrs. Mary Kamubua is in the business of selling vegetables and cereals. She handles the challenges as best she can, especially when her inventory of products dwindles down which also affects the amount of food she can bring home. Additionally, there are fees that have to be paid to the schools if she wants her children to get an education. Mrs. Kamubua is confident that this loan will improve her standard of living, as well as provide the means necessary for her children to continue with their education. Her goal is to grow the business and to open up a wholesale distribution center. With the additional income she plans to expand her business and create new job opportunities, and she'll be able to pay the schooling fees for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Annastacia
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Annastacia is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $525 She wants to purchase school equipment like chairs, tables, stationery, etc.
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    Mrs. Annastacia Egala owns and operates a nursery school in her community. She lacks the capital resources needed to provide better materials and a proper environ for the children. With the help of the loan, she will be able to construct a proper room that will accommodate a class of eight students, and at the same time, provide for her own children to continue on to higher levels of education. Mrs. Egala will now be able to provide for her family's basic needs without the usual stress and strain.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $525
  • Seraphine
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Seraphine is from Rwanda. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase more stock.
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    Searphine has a small retail shop where she sells items such as lotions, soaps, and biscuits. She is lacking capital to keep her shelves stocked. A loan would enable her to purchase more merchandise and meet her customers' needs. An increase in income will provide more nutritious food for her family, help her reinvest in her business, and save for the future. Seraphine wants to become financially stable and be able to grow her business enough that she can hire people from her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Susana
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Susana is from Philippines. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $525 to buy straw, wooden pegs, and gasoline.
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    Susana Pagobo feels blessed to have established her business in the island of Dawahon in Bato, Leyte in the Philippines. She is currently engaged in seaweed farming which is a big business in her community. Susana farms and gathers seaweed for sale as a food source. The income generated from this business helps fund the education of her six children ages 4-18. Susana needs a loan to continue to expand her business. She will use the money to buy straw and wooden pegs to expand her seaweed farm. She will also buy gasoline for her husband's boat as he is a fisherman. Any income will be for house renovation, food for the family and school fees.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $525
  • Crisanta
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Crisanta is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy sheep and food.
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    Crisanta is 61 years old. She was born in a beautiful community called Crescencio Morales where the primary economic activity is the making and selling of crafts. Crisanta is married to Gumersindo, who works in the field. They have two children and two grandchildren. Crisanta has been selling sheep for 3 years as a way to help out her husband with some of their expenses.She sells her sheep to big-time buyers, who come to her community to buy sheep to sell in the wholesale market. One of the main challenges of raising sheep is in keeping them healthy, especially during bad weather. She has to spend a lot to take them to the vet or to buy medicine for them. Crisanta will use the loan to purchase more sheep and food. With the loan, she will be able to earn extra money to help out her husband with the household expenses. Her goal is to eventually buy a horse to help her husband in the field. She also needs to use the money from selling sheep to buy her diabetes medicine.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Maria Guadalupe
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Guadalupe is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops.
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    Guadalupe is 34 years old and she is married to Mr. Carmelo, who works in the field. They have five children and four go to elementary school. Guadalupe sells seasonal fruits in a local market. She gets up very early and goes to the wholesale market to buy nopales, peaches, hot peppers, nisperos, guavas, etc. and she sells them in her community. She also grows crops with her husband. She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops as she does not have the capital needed to purchase the items. With a loan through World Vision, Guadalupe will be able to purchase fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops, which will keep them healthy. She will then be able to produce more and increase sales. Additional income created will allow her to reinvest in her business and support the daily needs of her family. In the future, Guadalupe wants to keep expanding her business and she also wants to own an orchard.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Sitta
    They gave
    $350
    This loan is fully funded
    Sitta is from Philippines. She has 11 children. She needs a loan of $350 to provide additional capital.
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    Sitta lives in the island province of Palawan, Philippines with her husband and eleven children. Her husband is a fisherman, and since 2001, Sitta has operated a fish selling business to try to help support their family. With eleven children, it is difficult for Sitta to make ends meet. A loan from World Vision will help Sitta grow her business by providing her with the funds to buy additional fish to sell, buy salt used to preserve the fish, and buy gasoline that her husband can use in fishing. The additional income will allow Sitta to pay for the children’s school fees, as well as provide for the daily needs of her family. She knows that eventually her hard work will pay off when her children have a better future through the education that they will be able to receive.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Milagros
    They gave
    $600
    This loan is fully funded
    Milagros is from Philippines. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $600 to buy fertilizer and more fish.
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    Milagros Sadang lives in Brookes Point, Palawan in the Philippines. She is 67 years old, but is not slowing down at all when it comes to finding ways to make a living. She is currently working as a farmer and operating a dried fish business. Milagros is requesting a loan to sustain her businesses. She plans to buy fertilizer for her farm. For her fish drying business, she needs to buy more fish to process and dry to meet her customers' orders. She uses her income to provide for her family's daily needs, to save for the future, and to reinvest into her businesses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Ma Guadalupe
    They gave
    $100
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    Ma Guadalupe is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $375 to buy 3 sheep.
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    Guadalupe is 38 years old. She has been married for 21 years to Jesus. They have 2 children, but only one of them attends school. Guadalupe raises sheep for a living and also raises a cow. She has been raising livestock since she was married 21 years ago, and has always struggled to try and expand the size of her herd. Livestock are very expensive. With a loan from World Vision, Guadalupe will buy three sheep and food and corn for the livestock and for her family. With the loan, her herd will increase without taking away from what she provides for her family. With her profits, she will provide for her household expenses and buy food for the family. She will buy the materials that her children need to attend school. One of Guadalupe's goals is to earn enough money to repair her house. She currently barely has enough money to buy the material, nevertheless pay for builders, but she has hope that she can pay for the repairs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Rhoda
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Rhoda is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $850 to expand her retail business.
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    Rhoda Chelagat lives in Kapsenet, Kenya. She owns a retail shop selling a variety of items. Rhonda would like to be able to expand her business and supply specific goods requested from community members, but has little access to capital. Additionally, her business suffers from the rising cost of purchasing wholesale items. As a result of a loan from World Vision, Rhoda will be able to improve her business by varying and increasing her stock. She will be able to support her seven dependents, supplying food for her family and paying for her children’s education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Nuon
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Nuon is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $125 to hire laborers to help harvest her rice crop.
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    Nuon Touch grows rice to support her family. When the rice is ready, it must be harvested on time so it does not spoil in the field. It is difficult for Nuon to hire laborers for the harvest because she does not have cash to pay them. With a loan from World Vision, Nuon can hire laborers, ensuring the rice is harvested without losing part of the crop to spoilage. The additional income she earns will help support her five children. The laborers she hires will also benefit from the increased income they earn.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Yani
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Yani is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase snacks and drinks to restock her stand.
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    Yani is a mother of two children and lives in Surabaya City. She operates a stand selling various snacks and drinks. The tight competition in the snack selling business has been her challenge. With a small loan, Yani will be able to restock her stand with a greater variety of snacks to make her business more competitive. In the future as the business grows, she expects to develop her business into a grocery kiosk selling complementary goods. The additional income from the business will allow her to meet her family's need for food, medical care and other basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Kan
    They gave
    $275
    This loan is fully funded
    Kan is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy pig feed.
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    Kan Hoeun makes her living by raising pigs and growing rice. When she first came up with the idea she couldn't turn it into a reality because the start up costs were too high. She would not have been able to make a profit from it and could barely feed her family. With a loan from World Vision, Kan will be able to buy feed for her herd. She will also be able to expand the pigpen so she can raise many more pigs. The additional income will help her send her children to school. She will also be able to learn more about and gain more experience raising pigs. This will help her to generate income and share the knowledge with her neighbors.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Yun
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Yun is from Cambodia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $725 to purchase pigs and their feed.
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    Yun is a farmer who lives in Prasath Ballang, Cambodia with her 7 children. She owns a small piece of land on which she grows rice. However, her land is too small to generate enough income to support the needs of her family, so Yun would like to begin raising pigs. With her loan from World Vision, Yun will expand her farming business and purchase piglets, feed, and the equipment necessary to properly raise her pigs. She looks forward to expanding her current business which will generate the additional income her family needs to survive. Yun looks forward to being able to improving her family’s standard of living, purchasing household appliances and sending her children to University. She is eager to be an example of success in her community, and will generously share her experience and expertise with her neighbors!
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $725
  • Seh
    They gave
    $625
    This loan is fully funded
    Seh is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $625 to buy a cow and pig feed.
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    Seh is a farmer in Takeo, Cambodia. She owns a rice field and raises pigs at home. She and her three children struggle to meet their daily needs. They live with a leaky roof. Because of her low income, Seh cannot buy enough feed and medicines when her pigs are sick. A loan will help Seh buy a cow to plow her rice field as well as purchase pig feed and medicines. By keeping her pigs healthy, she will earn a profit from their sale. With the profits she will raise more pigs and chickens. She hopes to repair her house and earn enough to finally afford to send her children to school. Seh also wishes to help her daughter invest in a small tailor shop so that she may become self-sufficient.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Noum
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Noum is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase fertilizer, pesticide, piglets and feed.
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    Noum has a rice farm and a potato farm, and owns one pig which she is raising. It has been difficult for her to sustain her business because it is so small and she lacks the capital to develop it. Her goal is to expand her farm to make it more profitable, so she can improve living conditions for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Noum to purchase fertilizer, pesticide, piglets and feed. With these improvements, she will be able to expand her farm and make it sustainable. The additional income she earns will make a better life for her child. In the future, Noum plans to continue to invest in her farm and increase her crop and animal production. She hopes to share what she has learned with neighbors who want to establish or improve their own farms, to help raise the standard of living of the entire community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Janet
    They gave
    $650
    This loan is fully funded
    Janet is from Kenya. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $725 Will use the loan to purchase stock for his retail shop.
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    Janet is a mother of six who wants to provide and better life for her family. Janet runs a retail shop and also does some small scale farming. Due to the lack of capital she is unable to expand her business and provide for her families basic needs and school fees. With a loan from World Vision she would be able to expand her business and restock her store to provide for her customers needs. This will bring in more income so that she can provide for her families basic needs. In the future she would like to expand her store so that she can employ people from her community so that they can provide for their family as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $725
  • Josphine
    They gave
    $650
    This loan is fully funded
    Josphine is from Kenya. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $650 Josphine Intends to use the money to purchase stock for his cereals store.
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    Josephine is a mother of four and wants to provide a better life for her and her family. She has a small cereal selling business. Due to lack of capital she is unable to expand her business and provide for her families basic needs. With a loan from World Vision Josephine would be able to expand her business and provide for her families basic needs. She would be able to purchase more cereals to sell to provide more options for her customers. In the future she would like to open another shop so that she can employ other members of her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $650
  • Grace
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Grace is from Kenya. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $175 to expand her farm.
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    Grace raises grains and vegetables to sell. She feels the best way to increase her profits is to add different kinds of grains and vegetables to her farm. She is asking for funding from World Vision to purchase additional grains and seeds to enlarge her farm. All of her income goes towards providing for the daily needs of her 8 children. It is difficult just to buy enough food for everyone. She also needs funds to purchase school uniforms and pay school fees. Grace recognizes the importance of good education for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Thorn
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Thorn is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to sell cane juice.
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    Thorn Pun lives in Cambodia's Kandal Province, selling cane juice at the local market. Before starting her business, Thorn was not employed and relied on her husband's job for income, which at times does not generate enough money to support her five children. With a loan from World Vision, Thorn will be able to continue selling cane juice and can contribute additional money to her household. In the future, Thorn would like to earn enough of a profit from investing in her juice business to educate her children, provide them with food and clothing, and help her family live better and happier lives.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Sari
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Sari is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase materials for making noodles.
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    Sari makes and sells Khmer noodles, a popular food in Cambodia. She also grows and sells vegetables as a small side business. Because she has little capital to invest, Sari has not been able to expand her business enough to provide her family’s most basic needs. Due to lack of business growth, Sari’s family has lived with inadequate food and shelter, and her children have been unable to attend school. Sari wants to make her business more profitable to improve living conditions for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Sari plans to purchase the materials she needs to increase production of her noodles. This improvement will make her business more sustainable. With the additional income Sari will earn, she will be able to provide her family’s basic necessities and send her three children to school. She plans to continue to invest in her noodle selling business and to expand her vegetable selling business. She will also be able to make needed improvements to her house.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Oun
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Oun is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fishing materials.
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    Oun Suong and her husband are fishermen in Cambodia's Kandal Province. In addition, Oun grows vegetables and raises chickens at home. One day, she would like to launch a new business selling machine products. However, she has little capital to invest in her current business. With a loan from World Vision, Oun can grow her fishing business, increase profit, and save for future needs. Oun will also be able to send her three children to school and feed her family and can share knowledge from her business with other members of her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Horn
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Horn is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to farm and raise animals.
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    Horn Heam farms and raises pigs in Cambodia's Kampung Thom Province. She would like to invest in her business but has little capital and has to pay a loan with a high interest rate every month. Also, her family members have to leave home to work in other countries to supply income for the family. With a loan from World Vision, Horn will be able to grow and earn income from her business. She can also support and feed her four children and enable family members to live and work close to home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Chan
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Chan is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase irrigation equipment, fertilizer, and materials to build chicken cages .
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    Chan earns a living for her family by growing rice and raising pigs and chickens. It has been very difficult to meet her family’s basic needs because she has not had the capital to invest to make her business sustainable. Her goal is to improve her business and give her family a better standard of living. Chan is requesting a loan from World Vision so she can purchase irrigation equipment and fertilizer. These improvements will allow her to produce two rice crops a year, instead of one. She will also use the loan to purchase materials for building cages for her chickens. The additional income she will earn will benefit her child and provide employment for family members on her farm.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Elizabeth
    They gave
    $425
    This loan is fully funded
    Elizabeth is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase additional clothing to restock her supply.
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    Elizabeth is a resident of Waithaka, Kenya. In order to make a living for her family she sells clothing door to door. Her greatest challenge is obtaining the necessary capital to restock her clothing supply. With a loan from World Vision Elizabeth will be able to purchase the necessary clothing to fully restock her business. Being able to restock her supply will help her increase her sales and expand her client base. Her goal is to expand her business enough to eventually be able to open a wholesale shop to sell imported clothing. This will allow her to create job opportunities in the community by hiring others in her area. With the additional income she will bring in from her increased sales, Elizabeth will be able to improve her family’s standard of living and cater to their basic needs. She also wants to pay for her two children’s school fees so they can have a brighter future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Donathille
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Donathille is from Rwanda. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $1,000 to purchase raw materials to make crafts to resell.
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    Donathille is an artist. She has been making woodcrafts to make a living. Donathille is a hard workingwoman. However, she has been having financial difficulties and it is been hard to grow her business without money. Donathille would like to obtain a loan to invest in her business. Please help Donathille grow her craft business. A loan will improve her family’s quality of life. She hopes to make enough money to get medical insurance for her family and to pay the school fees of her children. Donathille would like to invest the funds from the loan to purchase wood and other materials to resell. She would like to save some of the profits for the future and to invest in her craft store. Donathille would like to grow her business in a way that she can create more jobs in her community. Donathille has children and she lives in Huye, Rwanda, Africa.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,000
  • Venantie
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Venantie is from Rwanda. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $925 to purchase inventory such as lotions, soap, biscuits, beans, and sorghum .
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    Venantie operates a convenience store in Kibirizi, Rwanda. It has been difficult for her to support her large family because she lacks the capital to invest in and grow her business. Her goal is to expand her business to make it more profitable and sustainable so she can make a better life for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Venantie plans to increase her store inventory by buying items such as lotions, soap, biscuits, sorghum and beans. This improvement will allow Venantie to provide the daily necessities of her seven children and save for her family’s future. She will also continue to reinvest in and grow her business, and one day provide jobs for others in her community. In the future, Ventanie hopes to be able to buy a mill and start second business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $925
  • Iin
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Iin is from Indonesia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $225 to expand her inventory.
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    Iin Indrayanti lives in Susukan, Jakarta Timur where she sells groceries with her mother in a rented kiosk not far from her house. She sells various goods such as detergent, soap, oil and eggs. She is needing to increase her business and plans on doing this by adding additional items to her inventory. Her challenge is having the money to invest into her business. Her income is currently fairly low, plus she has the rent to pay on the kiosk. She is asking for funding from World Vision to help her grow her business. The funds she receives will be used to purchase additional items like rice, flour and sugar to add to her current inventory. This would bring in new customers, increase her sales and give her a better income. Iin is the mother is four children and all her income goes to providing for her family's needs. The additional income would be used to provide more nutritious food for her family, pay for school fees and some would go to saving for her future. She would also like to be able to buy her own kiosk so that she would not have to pay the rental fee. This would also help to make her business more profitable.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Desta
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Desta is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $100 to buy an ox.
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    Desta, a mother of two from Lemmen, Ethiopia, is seeking a loan to buy an ox for farming. She currently does not have enough capital to buy the ox needed to produce more of a crop yield. Desta is a hard working women who supports her husband very well. With a loan through World Vision, Desta will be able to buy the ox needed to begin farming more land. Additional income created will allow Desta to improve the standard of living for her family through paying for food for her children and paying their educational fees. In the future, Desta would like to participate in cattle fattening and hopes to supply her products to the local market.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $100
  • Juana
    They gave
    $375
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy blankets and threads.
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    Juana sews napkins and blankets to help her husband pay for household expenses. Sometimes her husband, Angel, is out of a job, so Juana's embroidery business is vital to paying the family's bills. She needs a loan from World Vision to stock up on more blankets and threads that she will use for her sewing business. Juana's goal for her business is to invest enough money to make it grow and stock it up regularly. She also wants to build an establishment to open a clothing store so that she can increase her income. By increasing the profits of her business, she will be able to provide her family with a secure source of income and improve their quality of life. Juana has five children still in school, so she will use her additional profits to pay for their education. She is even thinking of buying a new blender.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Teju
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Teju is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase fertilizer.
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    Teju is a farmer; she has been farming to make a living. Teju is a hardworking woman. She gets up very early in the morning to work in the field. However, she has been having financial difficulties. Teju is in great need of a loan. Please, help Teju’s business grow. She will purchase fertilizer for her farming business with the funds of the loan. A loan will benefit her family because she would have a better quality of life. Teju lives in Kore, Ethiopia.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Birki
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Birki is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase feed.
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    Birki she has been farming and breeding cattle to make a living. Birki is a very hardworking woman. She gets up very early in the morning to feed her cattle. However, she has been having financial difficulties. Birki is in great need of a loan. Please, help Birki’s cattle business grow. With the funds of the loan, she will purchase feed for her cattle business. A loan will benefit her because she will be able to provide a better quality of life to her children; she will be able to keep her children in school; she will be able to feed her family, and she will be able to buy them clothing. Birki will buy some more bulls to resell with the profits. Birki Balcha has five children, and she lives in Kusaye Tiro, Ethiopia.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Gadise
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Gadise is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy an ox and fertilizer .
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    A mother of six children, Gadise is an optimistic person. She wants to work hard to improve the lifestyle of her family, but she needs help to develop this small business because she lacks the capital to run it as she would like. With a loan through World Vision, Gadise will be able to buy an ox and fertilizer to help her maximize her harvest. She will then be able to produce more and generate sales. Additional income created will allow her to better provide for family. “The increased income enables me to provide my children with a healthy diet and a good education,” she said. In the long term, Gadise plans to have her own general store in the town. She also wants to engage in cattle fattening business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Sri
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Sri is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase rice, eggs, sugar, coffee and frying oil to sell.
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    Sri supports her family by operating a rented grocery stand in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been challenged by health problems. When she is too ill to work, she must close her stand. Because of this, she has been unable to expand her business. She needs to invest in her business to make it more profitable, so she can improve living conditions for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Sri plans to purchase larger quantities of eggs, oil, rice, sugar, coffee, and other grocery items to sell. By stocking more of what customers want to buy, she will improve her profits. With the additional income she will earn, she will reinvest in and grow her business. She will be able to provide the basic necessities for her family and create a savings. In the future, she hopes to be able to stop renting and purchase her own stand. Sri has two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Ruth
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Ruth is from Philippines. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $300 to make farming improvements.
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    Although Ruth has worked hard all her life, providing for her eight children, the youngest two, as best she can by harvesting coconuts, Ruth dreams of living in a comfortable home someday. To make that dream come true, she needs to increase her business and income. But due to a lack of money she has not been able to hire additional help to assist in the laborious process, which is limiting her income potential because she simply can't do all the work herself. A loan from World Vision will enable Ruth to hire additional help, allowing her business to process more coconuts and increase her income. The additional income will not only help her achieve her dream of having a nicer home, not exposed to the elements, and provide employment in her community, but it will also allow her to start a savings account to purchase land to raise cattle, which will create a sustainable business to provide for her family as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Jeniffer
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Jeniffer is from Kenya. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $925 to purchase stock for her retail shop.
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    Jeniffer runs a small shop selling items such as sugar, flour, soft drinks and rice. She sometimes does not have enough money to buy more stock when things run low, disappointing her customers when they come to her shop. Jeniffer will use the loan from World Vision to purchase more stock of items that are currently running low. She hopes that a more stable and reliable business will allow her to open up a larger shop in the future. The additional income from a more reliable and growing business will be used by Jeniffer to provide for the basic needs of her family and to pay for the education of her six children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $925
  • Meseret
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Meseret is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy an ox and veterinary medicine.
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    Meseret, a mother of five from Kusaye Tiro, Ethiopia, has a cattle fattening business. She is in need of veterinary medicine for her cattle to keep them healthy, but she does not have the capital needed to buy the medicine. With a loan through World Vision, Meseret will be able to purchase more cattle to fatten and veterinary medicine for the cattle. She will then be able to produce healthy cattle that will lead to generated income. She will also be able to employ another individual in her local community. Additional income created will allow Meseret to better provide for her family. She will then be able to keep her children in school, feed her family, and save for their future. In the future, Meseret wants to keep expanding her cattle fattening business and better serve her local community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Meseret
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Meseret is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy animal feed and veterinary medicine.
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    Meseret, a mother of three from Adadi Mariyam, Ethiopia, has a business in cattle fattening. She is currently in need of animal feed and veterinary medicines to keep the cattle healthy. She currently lacks the capital needed to run her business as she would like. With a loan through World Vision, Meseret will be able to purchase cattle feed and buy needed veterinary medicine in the market at Lemen. She will then be able to sell the cattle in the market for profit. She will also be able to employ three other individuals in her community. Additional income earned will allow her to reinvest in her business and better provide her family with quality food and meet their daily needs. Earning an income will allow her to lighten the burden on her husband to provide for the family. In the future, Meseret wants to sustain her business until she can fully establish myself as a business woman, then keep expanding her business to increase her profit.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Raminah
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Raminah is from Indonesia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase rice, fish, meat, fermented soybeans and other ingredients.
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    Raminah helps to provide for her family by making and selling a variety of Indonesian food dishes. She sells the food from a small stand. A major challenge for her is the competition near her business location. She wants to enlarge and improve her business to make it more profitable. With a loan from World Vision, Raminah plans to purchase more ingredients such as rice, fermented soybeans, meat, and fish. This will allow her to make a larger and better variety of dishes, which will attract more customers. With the additional income she will earn, she will be able to provide the daily necessities for her family and reinvest in her business. In the future, she hopes to rent a larger stand so she can expand her business further. Raminah has five children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $225
  • Susilowati
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Susilowati is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase wheat flour, sugar, palm oil and other ingredients .
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    Susilowati helps to support her family by making and selling fried snacks, such as donuts, banana fritters, fried tofu, and fermented soybeans. Her business is necessary to supplement the income of her husband, who works part time in the local harbor. She needs to expand her business so it will be sustainable through the rainy season, when there are fewer customers. She wants to make her business more profitable so she can improve living conditions for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Susilowati plans to purchase more of the ingredients she needs to expand her business, such as wheat flour, sugar, and palm oil. This improvement will allow her to increase the variety of snacks to attract more customers. With the additional income she will earn, she will be able to help her husband provide the daily necessities for the family. Susilowati has two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Amelyn
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Amelyn is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy animal feed to sell heavier hogs to help provide for her family.
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    As a resident of the farming town, Brookes Point, in the province of Palawan Philippines, Amelyn is a hardworking mother, caring for her five children ages 6-23. She helps provide for them through the sale of hogs and chickens. However, due to a lack of income, she has been unable to purchase animal feed which has resulted in a lower income, due to selling underweight hogs, leaving her with limited resources to provide for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Amelyn to purchase animal feed, which will help her increase her income by selling healthier and fatter hogs in the market. The additional income she earns will not only allow her to meet their basic needs, but also enable her to send her children to school, ensuring that they receive an education, and also allow her to reinvest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Gais
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Gais is from Philippines. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $475 to purchase farming supplies and to pay the labor costs, during harvest times .
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    Living Espanola, Palawan, Philippines, Gais, father of four, is providing for his family as best he can with the income generated by growing rice. He would like to create a flourishing business, but it takes all his savings to meet their basic needs while they wait for the harvest, leaving him with nothing extra to purchase farming supplies, fertilizer, or high quality seeds. With a loan from World Vision, he will be able to make those purchases that will increase his crop yields, and allow him to supply markets with a better quality of rice. In addition, he will be able to hire additional help, creating employment opportunities in his town.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Jenny
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Jenny is from Philippines. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase fertilizer and animal feed.
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    Jenny's five children ages 1, 4, 5, 7, and 10 are they are the reason why she never tires of working on her farm and always seeks ways to make improvements. Her hope is to see her children have better future and receive a good education. She'd like to be able provide that, but she will need to increase the profits from her farm. In order to do so, Jenny needs to buy fertilizer for her farm and feed for her animals to raise healthier hogs which will generate higher prices. With a loan from World Vision Jenny will be able to create a sustainable farm by purchasing fertilizer and animal feed that will allow her to grow abundant, high-quality vegetables, as well as sell healthier, fatter hogs that will generate higher prices at the market. The additional income that Jenny earns will allow her to better provide for her children, enabling her achieve her heart's desire of sending them to school, covering all their school related expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Ernestine
    They gave
    $775
    This loan is fully funded
    Ernestine is from Rwanda. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $850 to purchase more cows for resale.
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    Ernestine lives in Rwanda and helps to support her family by operating a small business selling cows. She needs more capital to expand her business and increase her profits so that she can improve her family's living conditions. With a loan from World Vision, Ernestine will purchase more cows for resale. With the additional income, she will be able to provide for her family's daily needs. Her goal is to purchase medical insurance for her family. In the future, she plans to reinvest her profits so that she can expand her business. With her profits, she will to able to create other jobs to offer to members of her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Shede
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Shede is from Ethiopia. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy fertilizer and seed.
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    Brought up in a rural area, Zeyini is equipped with good skills in dealing with agriculture. She is a mother of eight from Jeju Kombolcha, Ethiopia. She currently lacks the capital to operate her farm as she would like. With a loan through World Vision, Zeyini will be able to buy fertilizer to maximize her harvest and produce more income. The income she generates will go towards ensuring food sustainability for her family and sending her children to school. In the future, she wants to buy some more oxen for farming and work to meet the needs of the community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Jemanesh
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Jemanesh is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy an ox.
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    Jemanesh, a mother of five from Majete, Ethiopia, has a small plot of land which let her get income. She currently does not have the capital needed to run her farm as she would like. With a loan through World Vision, Jemanesh will be able to buy an ox, allowing her to generate a higher yield, and increase sales. Additional income created will allow her to better provide for her family and raise their standard of living. In the future, Jemanesh would like to keep expanding her busienss, along with one day participating the cattle fattening business or owning a grain store in the town.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Sam Eoun
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Sam Eoun is from Cambodia. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $450 to restock her store with more products and buy more piglets to raise.
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    Sam Eoun works as a farmer, growing rice and raising pigs. She also owns a grocery store and works as a laborer as well. She works hard to provide for her family and does not allow herself much free time. Unfortunately, her business is small, and it does not generate enough profit to allow her to grow the business and increase her income. She would like to expand her grocery store by providing more products and raising more piglets. A loan from World Vision would allow Sam Eoun to restock her grocery store with more products, buy more piglets to raise and hire a worker to help her with harvesting. With this investment, she will be able to run her business more effectively, which will increase her income. Sam Eoun is the mother of eight children, and the additional income will provide better living conditions for her family. She and her children would have enough food each day to stay healthy and strong.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Almaz
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Almaz is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase additional livestock.
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    Almaz resides in Hobicha, Ethiopia where she raises livestock and also grows grains for cereal to support her family. Due to a lack of funding, her livestock business is suffering and she is unable to earn enough money for her family’s basic needs. With a loan from World Vision, Almaz would be able to purchase additional cattle, goats and sheep, which would greatly increase her income. This would provide better food, health care and education for her five children. Almaz hopes to invest some of her additional income to purchase oxen and dairy cows, which would also increase her ability to provide for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Asnakech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Asnakech is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $175 to use as working capital for farming and buy animals to raise.
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    Asnakech Tunta is a widowed mother of 4 who lives in Sheyamba in the Soddo province of Ethiopia where she farms for a living. A lack of working capital has forced her to lease part of her land to others because she cannot afford to farm it. She has been unable to provide enough food for her family to eat and cannot pay to send her children to school. Asnakech’s main objective is to farm all of her property herself, and to begin raising animals to sell in order to become self sustaining. A loan from World Vision will allow Asnakech a much needed opportunity to purchase animals for rearing and to expand her farming operations. The additional income generated from her business will enable her to adequately feed her children and send them to school without interruption. As Asnakech prospers in her community ,she would like to be an encouragement to other widows to begin their own business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Miheret
    They gave
    $275
    This loan is fully funded
    Miheret is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $275 to purchase an ox.
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    Miheret resides in Abela Faricho, Ethiopia where she is a farmer. Her farming business is the main source of income for her family. She has tried to save to purchase an ox for her farm, but there is just not enough money to set aside and still provide for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Miheret will be able to purchase an ox which will significantly increase her farm’s productivity. The additional income will enable her to provide basic needs for her three children - nutritious food, clothing, healthcare and education fees. Miheret hopes to fatten a bull which would also increase her income and ability to provide for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Zenebech
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Zenebech is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $275 to buy two bulls for fattening.
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    A mother of three children, Zenebech makes a living by cultivating the farmland owned by her family. She struggles to provide for the basic needs of her family and hopes to supplement her income by venturing into the lucrative cattle fattening business, which makes most of its profits during certain times of the year. However, she lacks the capital to embark on this new business. With a loan from World Vision Zenebech hopes to buy two or more bulls for fattening. With the profits from these bulls, she hopes to buy more bulls and to continue the growth of her business. This additional income will allow Zenebech to better provide food, clothing and other basic necessities for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $275
  • Bekelu
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Bekelu is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy sheep.
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    Bekelu is happy to support her large family with her farm. She feels that she is now in a good position to successfully run this business while starting a new one. However, due to financial constraints, she is unable to start her new entrepreneurial venture on her own. “If I get a loan, I can start another business. I can buy cattle and sheep for fattening. I can easily make a profit,” she said. With a loan from World Vision, Bekelu will be able to invest in sheep in order to start raising them for the Christmas season when sales are highest. She is optimistic about her business, especially the way in which she will be able to maximize her income. “When my business grows, I will have more customers so that people can buy the products I supply to them,” she said. When she has expanded her sheep raising business, she plans start raising cattle in order to generate any even greater income for her family. With the additional income she will bring in, Bekelu will be able to improve her family's living conditions and provide for their dietary needs. With seven children at home it is also important for her to focus on their future. As she said, “When I keep expanding my business, my income will also grow so I can improve my life style. I can send my kids to a good school.”
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Marta
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Marta is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to expand her grain store .
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    Marta, the mother of six childfen, is very conscientious and has good rapport with her customers. She believes she can successfully expand her grain store to make a good profit, but she needs funding. A World Vision micro loan will help Marta expand her grain store to provide the community with high quality types of grains. With her profits she can create job opportunities, provide her family a healthier diet and cover expenses for school fees and uniforms for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Fayise
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Fayise is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $175 to expand her grain store .
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    Fayise, the mother of four childfen, is very conscientious and has good rapport with her customers. She believes she can successfully expand her grain store to make a good profit, but she needs funding. A World Vision micro loan will help Fayise expand her grain store to provide the community with high quality grains. With her profits she can create job opportunities, provide her family a healthier diet and cover expenses for school fees and uniforms for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Aster
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Aster is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer .
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    Aster, the mother of four, is a hardworking grain farmer. She has good rapport with her customers and believes that if she continues farming grain, she can make a good profit and even expand her business. A World Vision micro loan will allow Aster to purchase fertilizer to maximize her harvest, so she can provide the community with quality grains. She also hopes to create job opportunities for her community if she can expand her business. The increased income will give her family a healthier diet, cover expenses for school fees and uniforms for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Tesfaye
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Tesfaye is from Ethiopia. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $300 to buy two bulls, fodder and to cover veterinary expenses.
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    Tesfaye works to support his large family by cultivating a small plot of land. He now wants to supplement his income by starting a cattle raising business. Cattle fattening is a profitable business; yet, it costs a lot of money to feed the bulls and give them medical care as well. These are essential to obtaining the desired quality of meat from the cattle, thereby generating a better income from their sale. Tesfaye knows that there is a lot of cost to starting his new business plan. "Life is not easy for any large family as I have. I cannot fully rely on one source of income. I would rather have another source of income besides this farming business. But, I do not have much money for starting such a business. I need a loan." With a loan from World Vision, Tesfaye will be able to start his cattle raising business by buying two bulls and fodder to help them grow to a healthy size. The loan will also go towards covering their veterinary expenses and medicines for the animals. With the profits from the sale of his fattened bulls, Tesfaye will be able to repay the loan and meet the needs of his family. The community will also benefit from the quality meat Tesfaye will be able to sell them in the marker for reasonable and fair prices. While cattle fattening is Tesfaye's major business goal, he also dreams of having a small store one day that will further supplement his family's income. He also hopes that his businesses will expand enough to allow him to hire someone from his community to help him run all of them, giving someone else another source of income. The additional profits Tesfaye will earn from his new business will help him meet the demands of his family's basic needs. They will be able to enjoy wearing better clothes and eat better food. They will also have better medical care when such situations arise. And of his four children that are still school age, they will have a better chance of going to school because the family will now be able to cover their educational expenses and give them hope for a brighter future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Eyose
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Eyose is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy selected seeds and fertilizer .
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    Eyose, the mother of five, works hard on her small farm providing the local community with various grains. She wants to cultivate her land to get her crop planted as early as possible to benefit from a long growing season. A World Vision micro loan will allow Eyose to buy selected seeds and fertilizer to maximize her harvest. Long term, she plans to participate in other income-generating activities like planting vegetables in her garden. The increased income will go towards giving her children a healthy diet and improve their living conditions.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Adanech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Adanech is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy an ox for farming.
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    Adanech Lembore is a hardworking mother of four children. Living in the rural area of Ethiopia, she has a rich agricultural background which makes the local people buy her quality produce. She would like to expand her farm but plowing by hand limits the amount of space she can plant. As Adanech explains, “I like my business because I can generate income. My intention is to grow this business but I cannot do it due to shortage of money. If I get a loan, I can work hard and get more income." A loan from World Vision will enable her to buy an ox to expand her farm and provide a better life for her and her children. In the future, she wants to raise cattle for market.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Hy
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Hy is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and pig feed.
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    Hy is a hard working farmer who grows rice and raises pigs. In the past she had limited cash to invest in both of her business. This affected her ability to afford her children’s school fees. This loan from World Vision helps improve her family’s living conditions. It allows her to invest more in her business by buying fertilizer for the rice and feeds for her pigs. She looks to the future, and strives to expand her business so that she could provide cash for her 4 children to pay their school fees and someday start up their own businesses. The additional income also helps the cash flow in her community since she has money to spend by buying products in her village.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Ngim
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Ngim is from Cambodia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy pig feed.
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    Ngim grows rice and raises pigs. She has six dependants and sells groceries out of her home to supplement her income. She has little cash to reinvest in her business. A World Vision micro loan will allow her to buy pig feed in order to raise more pigs and to expand her grocery store with the profits from the sale of piglets. The additional income will allow her children to go to school like others and provide for the family's basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Chhorn
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Chhorn is from Cambodia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy piglets.
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    Chhorn Pat is a farmer living in the Kampong Speu Province of Cambodia. She has 7 children. In addition to farming, she raises pigs at home. She has very little cash to invest in her business and had a hard time operating her business and sending all of her children to school. With a loan from World Vision, Chhorn is able to improve her business without falling into debt to the local money lender, who charges high interest rates. Her living conditions will improve when she can receive a higher income from her business. The additional income will provide her family with a livelihood and education for her children. In the future, she wants to expand her farm so that she can earn enough income to support her children until they graduate. The loan will increase the cash flow within Chhorn's community, which she knows will benefit everyone.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Leng
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Leng is from Cambodia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase fruit to sell.
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    Leng helps to support her large family by selling fruit. Her business does not generate enough income to meet the family’s basic needs, and she lacks the capital required to expand and improve it. A loan from World Vision will allow Leng to purchase larger quantities of fruit to sell. With the additional income she will earn, she will reinvest in her business and continue to expand it. She will be able to provide the daily necessities for her family and her seven children will be able to attend school. In the future, Leng hopes to begin an additional business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Nehima
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Nehima is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $200 to buy more sheep.
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    Nehima, a mother of seven, provides for them as best she can by raising sheep. She has a small field where she is able to graze her sheep. Nehima explains, “I want to expand my business. My business is in the state of booming.” However, she lacks the money to purchase additional sheep. With a loan from World Vision, Nehima will be able to buy addtional sheep. The additional income she earns will enable her to better provide for her family and ensure her children have educational opportunities. In the future, she wants to raise cattile to generate income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Asegedech
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Asegedech is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy an ox for farming.
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    Asegedech, a mother of six, provides for her children by farming. She learned how to farm from her family. She is hardworking and desires to expand her farm. However, due to a lack of money she has not been able to purchase an ox. Asegedech explains, “I'd like my business to generate income. I want to strengthen it but I cannot do it due to shortage of money. If I get a loan, I can work hard and get more income With a loan from World Vision, Asegedech will be able to create a thriving farm. The additional income she earns will allow her to better provide for her children and ensure they receive educational opportunities. In the future, she wants to raise cattle as another income generating activity.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Kunthea
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Kunthea is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase farm equipment.
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    Kunthea owns a farm, where she raises both crops and livestock. Successful farms in her area boost the local economy and contribute to the community's food supply. However, Kunthea does not have the money to invest in supplies that will keep her farm running. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy farm equipment such as a pumping machine and to prevent livestock diseases. Kunthea expects that the loan will increase her crop yield, which will cause her to make a greater profit from the sale of her crops. Additional income will increase her family's standard of living. Kunthea's main goal is to make her farming more fruitful. Someday, she hopes to buy one more cow and to add chickens and ducks to her livestock.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Felekech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Felekech is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy cattle for selling.
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    Hardworking mother of seven, Felekech Zewge has been providing for her family by farming. But now she would like to start raising cattle to help provide for her family and to fulfill her dream of owning her own home. Felekech knows she can generate more income by selling cattle but do to limited resources, she has been unable to purchase them. With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to purchase cattle to sell. The income she generates through her sales will enable her to provide her children with a healthier diet and send them to school, as well as help her on way to owning a home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Almaz
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Almaz is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy cattle for raising.
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    In addition to being a hardworking mother of six children, Almaz knows a great deal about agriculture. With her skills, she feels that she is in an encouraging place to expand her business. As she states,“If I get a loan, I can start another business. I can buy cattle for fattening.” Almaz feels confident in her business. She wants to work hard to generate more income, but due to a lack of funds she has been unable to purchase cattle. With a loan from World Vision, Almaz will be able to purchase cattle that will allow her to grow her business and increase her income, enabling her to better provide for her children and send them to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Khorn
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Khorn is from Cambodia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $250 to hire people to cultivate her rice fields.
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    Khorn, the mother of six, is a rice farmer; her husband is a government officer in the village. She lacks money to run her farm efficiently and profitably--specifically getting her rice crops planted and harvested on time. A World Vision micro loan will allow Khorn to hire workers to help her plant and harvest her rice for optimal yields and profits. She wants to expand her business and produce better yields for her community's consumption. She and her family will be able to participate more in community activities to expand her customer network. The additional income will allow Khorn's family to have enough food, proper housing and clothes. More importantly, her children can attend school regularly.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Kolab
    They gave
    $450
    This loan is fully funded
    Kolab is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $500 to invest in her farm and buy some car repair parts .
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    Kolab is the mother of two who grows rice, while her husband transports cargo for others. She is hardworking and ambitious. Her challenge is that her yields have been low. She needs to bolster her business and rice yield. A World Vision micro loan will allow Kolab to invest in her farm. For example, she can buy fertilizer to increase her output. She can also purchase some repair parts for their cargo business. The additional income will improve her family's living conditions. Her children will be able to attend school regularly. With her future savings, Kolab expects to buy one more mini-truck for transporting cargo, raise pigs, and expand her rice fields.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Khoeun
    They gave
    $600
    This loan is fully funded
    Khoeun is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $625 to repair her food services stall.
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    Khoeun, the mother of five, sells porridge, Khmer noodles--fish, ducks and chicken during the festival season. The unavailability of money is preventing her from investing in her food services stall, which she wants to relocate to a more visible location to attract additional customers. Khoeun will use a World Vision micro loan to make repairs to her food service stall, so she can move it to run her business more effectively and for greater profit. The additional income will allow Khoeun to pay her loan and bolster her food sales in a new location. The additional income will improve her family's living conditions and she can better support her children, pay for school fees and provide a healthier diet.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Etenat
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Etenat is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy more cows and bulls.
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    A mother of seven, Etenat was brought up in a rural area and has rich experience in cattle raising. She is hardworking and ambitious to improve her life. “I have to work hard and get more income. I am happy with my business. By generating some more income, I need to send my children to school by covering all expenses,” she said. However, due to financial constraints, Etenat cannot run her business effectively in the way she desires. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to expand her business by buying more cows and bulls for rearing. This will enable her to increase her customer base, generate more income and provide her family with the things they need. In the future, Etenat wants to continue growing her business and eventually work on vegetables as well in order to generate more income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Gete
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Gete is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase fruit and vegetable seeds.
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    Gete Akuma is a mother of two children, she lives with her family in Wonchi, a rural part of Ethiopia. Gete works very hard farming fruits and vegetables, to help earn a living for her family. “I don’t have enough money to expand this business,” she said. At this time, Gete lacks the funds needed to maintain and expand her fruit and vegetable garden. With a loan from World Vision, Gete will be able to purchase all the fruit and vegetable seeds needed to continue to grow and maintain her garden. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow healthy crops of fruits and vegetables to sell to her community and local markets for profit. She'll also be able to grow her business and increase her income. With the additional income, Gete will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Bogalech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Bogalech is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy an ox .
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    Bogalech, the mother of five, is hardworking and enjoys generating income from agriculture. She feels that she is in a good position to expand her farm. “If I get a loan, I will work hard and improve my life. I [find] agriculture very interesting, because I can provide my family with things they need,” she said. Bogalech wants to use alternative means of farming that will help her maximize her income. However, she is facing financial shortages. “The [future] of my business is encouraging. When I keep growing my business, my income will also grow. I can improve my life style. My children no longer face challenges because I can help them,” she said. A World Vision microloan will enable Bogalech to purchase an ox to help her with cultivation and transporting goods to market. In the future, she wants to participate in planting vegetables to generate more income. The additional income will improve Bogalech’s living conditions and she can attract more customers. She will reinvest any savings in her farm, "so that people can buy the products I supply to them,” she said.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Tirunesh
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Tirunesh is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy fertilizer and selected seeds.
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    Tirunesh, mother of seven, grew up in a rural area of Ethiopia. She provides for her family by the income she earns from her small farm. She would like to make improvement and to increase her crop yields but has not had the extra money to do so. With a loan from World Vision, Tirunesh will be able to purchase fertilizer and high-quality seeds that will increase her crop yields. Her new income will allow Tirunesh to better provide for her family and invest in her farm. In the future, she plans on raising cows to help support her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Mulatwa
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Mulatwa is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy an ox for farming.
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    Mulatwa is a farmer in Mehalmeda, Ethiopia. She is a strong woman who knows what is good for her small plot of land, and she wants to increase her harvest. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy another ox to help her plant earlier in the season. She also will buy fertilizer and seeds. Her business is booming, and she wants to use this opportunity to increase her income. She hopes to start additional businesses someday, such as a grain store or cattle-fattening enterprise. Mulatwa is the mother of four children. She will use her increased income to give them a healthy diet and a good education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Likelesh
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Likelesh is from Ethiopia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy fertilizer and select seeds.
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    A mother of three, Likelesh has a small farm and is engaged in agriculture. She believes that agriculture is an encouraging business to generate income and improve the living standards of her family. The people in her community like to buy the agricultural products she supplies to them. However, Likelesh has faced serious financial constraints and, though she wants to strengthen her business, she cannot afford to do so. “To get good product, I have to buy selected seeds and fertilizer to maximize my harvest," she said. With a World Vision loan Likelesh will be able to buy the fertilizer and select seeds she needs to expand her business. As her business grows, the local people can get access to it and she will be able to increase her customer base and get more income. This will allow her to better provide for the needs of her family. In the future Likelesh hopes to continue expanding her business and to one day own her own grain store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Belaynesh
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Belaynesh is from Ethiopia. She has 9 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy seedlings for various spice plants.
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    A mother of nine, Belaynesh was brought up in a rural area and has rich experience in providing the community with spices and spice products. “Working on spice products is a good business to make a profit. Why not I keep on doing this because I will be successful in generating more income from this kind of business,” she said. Belaynesh works hard on her small plot of land to provide for her family. Although she wants to further strengthen her business, she cannot afford to do so. She needs financial support in order to run her business effectively. With a loan from World Vision Belaynesh will be able to expand her business by buying seedlings for various spice plants. This will allow her to supply more products to the local market in her area and the locals can get access to her business. With the additional profits she will be able to better provide for the needs of her family. In the future, Belaynesh hopes to continue expanding her business and to have her own shop in the town someday.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Etaferaw
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Etaferaw is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy more sheep for raising.
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    Etaferaw, a married woman with six children, has led her family by the income she got from agriculture. She now wants to engage in sheep raising, which she is very skilled in, and believes that if she continues this business she can be successful in generating more income. “If I get a loan, I can buy sheep and when they grow up, I can take them to the local market for sale. I can easily make a profit,” she said. Etaferaw wants to expand and strengthen her business but she lacks the financial capital to do so. With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to buy more sheep for raising. As her business grows, her income will also increase and she will be able to improve her family's living conditions. “I can provide my family with a healthy diet. I can send my children to school. I can cover the expenses for their clothing,” she said. The growth of her business will also benefit the locals as they will no longer need to travel long distances in search of sheep. In the future, Etaferaw hopes to transition from sheep raising to cattle raising.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Diso
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Diso is from Ethiopia. She has 9 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy fertilizer and select seeds.
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    For Diso, agriculture is an encouraging business sector to improve the living standards of her family. A mother of one, Diso has a small farm and began her business with the help of World Vision. Her business is now doing well. The people in her community like to buy the agricultural products she supplies to them. Diso wants to strengthen and expand her business, but she faces serious financial constraints at this time. "I need additional loan; I want to work hard and get more income. It is possible to get good product this season. To get good product, I have to buy selected seeds and fertilizer to maximize my harvest,” she said. With a loan from World Vision Diso will be able to buy fertilizer and select seeds for her farm. As her business grows, her customer base will increase and she will generate more income. With the additional profits she will be able to better provide for her family. In the future, Diso plans to continue expanding her business and hopes to fulfill her dream of one day owning her own grain store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Kumale
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Kumale is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $125 loan to buy an ox for farming uses.
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    Kumale is a mother of four little ones. She provide for them as best she can with the incomes she generates from her farm. She would like to purchase an ox to help her with farming but has not had money to do so. She explains, "I need help to develop my small business into a sustainable livelihood for my family. I'm working hard to ensure that my child can have a good education.” A loan from World Vision will enable Kumale to purchase an ox and expand her farm. This will allow her to increase her production and sales. The additional income she earns will enable her to better provide for her family, send her children to school, and invest in her farm. In the future, she would like to move her family to a nicer home in town.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Dire
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Dire is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy fertilizer to maximize her harvest.
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    A mother of four, Dire is a farmer who works hard to improve her family's living conditions. Her business is promising and the people in her community buy the crops she supplies to the market. With a growing customer base, Dire believes she can be successful in generating income from her small business. However, she lacks the financial capital she needs to develop it. “I want to keep my business growing. I need financial support to grow it into a sustainable livelihood for my four children,” she said. With a loan from World Vision Dire will be able to effectively work on her farm by buying fertilizer to maximize her harvest. By getting a better yield, her business will grow and she will be able to better provide for her children. “The increased income will go towards giving them a nutritious diet, a proper education, clothing, medical treatment and a better quality of life,” she said. In the future, Dire wants to continue expanding her business and hopes to own her own grain store in the town someday.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Shale
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Shale is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy an ox.
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    Shale is a farmer with 6 children. Though her farm is very small, she is able to support her family through her income. She cultivates her land to get a good yield. Shale would like to purchase an ox to help her on the farm. The ox will help her to improve her farming operations and to increase her income. She also plans to buy selected seeds and fertilizer. With her increased income, she will be able to feed her children a healthy diet and send them to school. In the long term she is looking to open her own grain store in the area. As her business grows she will be able to provide the local people with a variety of crops. Eventually, she will be able to provide jobs on the farm to her friends.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Weize
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Weize is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy more seeds and fertilizer .
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    A mother of four, Weyize has land, with irrigation access. She is planting various types of vegetables and fruits to generate more income. She explains, "I run this farm, but I need financial support to develop my farm into a sustainable livelihood for me and my four children.” For Weyize, financial constraint has become a challenge. “I don’t have enough money to expand this business,” she said. With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to create a sustainable farm that will allow her to better provide for her children. Weyize explains, “The additional income from higher sales will go toward giving my children a nutritious diet and paying for them to go to school.”
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Urip
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Urip is from Indonesia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase a washing machine and more detergent and fabric softener.
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    Urip is married to a factory laborer and they have one child together. To earn a living, Urip runs a laundry business. Her main challenge lately has been the limited capital to grow her business. She is unable to afford a washing machine to improve her service to her customers. A loan from World Vision will allow Urip to purchase a washing machine, as well as more detergent and fabric softener, to increase her sales and generate more income for the family. As the business grows, she plans to open a branch in the new housing complexes nearby. The additional income will allow her to pay for her child's school fees and to meet her family's basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Chhum
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Chhum is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy potato seeds, fertilizer, pesticide, and plow farmland.
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    Chhum is a farmer and mother of four children. She grows potatoes and mushrooms on her land. She lacks the money to purchase seeds, fertilizer and pesticide. And she needs to have her land plowed. Because she couldn't plant on time, her crops were small and brought little profit. A loan would enable her to buy the supplies she needs. Chhum can be assured of a bountiful harvest. With the additional income, she can send her children to school, pay off her debt, and provide her family with more nutritious food. Chhum would reinvest in her farmland and hopefully purchase more land to grow seasonal vegetables.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Phally
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Phally is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $350 to grow corn and sesame.
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    Phally is a farmer supporting her three children. She needs a loan to buy peanut, corn and sesame seeds to plant. She missed her opportunity to grow crops last season because she didn't have enough money to buy seeds and fertilizer. With enough money, Phally can grow crops and fertilize them. She expects a bountiful harvest that will bring a good profit at the market. She's willing to invest more money in her farmland and training herself on better farming practices. Phally would use her additional income to send her children to school. And she would like to share her farming skills with people in her community. Phally believes it would be a great help for the poor to rise out of poverty.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Oum
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Oum is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy fertilizer, seeds, and hire labor.
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    Oum is a farmer who grows sesame seeds and also works as a tailor. She earns little from her tailoring business, so she tries farming to earn additional income to support her four children. She wants to have her land plowed in order to grow sesame, but she cannot afford it. Oum seeks a loan to hire labor and purchase more seeds and fertilizers. She would also use some of the money to invest in her tailoring business by buying new machines. Oum hopes to expand her farmland as well as grow her tailoring business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Un
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Un is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy seasonal vegetable seeds and farming supplies.
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    Un works hard to support her three children. She works for others on their farms to plant and harvest crops. Un would like to grow her own corn and peanuts but she doesn't have enough money to purchase the necessary farming supplies. A loan would enable her to buy what she needs to grow a bountiful crop that will earn a good profit at the market. She would like to be able to purchase more farmland and raise animals. With the additional income she would earn, Un would provide more nutritious food for her family and send her children to school. She would also save money and learn new farming techniques.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Amarech
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Amarech is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy an ox .
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    A mother of two children, Amarech is a working hard to improve her family's life. She knows how to make a profit from agriculture. “A World Vision Microloan would enable me to buy an ox. I need financial support to develop my small business, agriculture, into a sustainable livelihood for my family,” she said. “To achieve my target, I have to work hard. As my business grows, my income also grows and the increased income will go towards sending my children to school and giving my family a more nutritious diet. In the long term, as things improve, I hope to help my friends in my community,” she said. In the long term, Amarech hopes to buy hybridized cattle so she can supply dairy products to her neighbors at the same time fattening up her cattle for profit.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Alem
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Alem is from Ethiopia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy an ox .
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    “I have a small farm. I can do more on this small farm if I get a small amount of money. I learned the skills of raising cattle from my parents; now it provides a livelihood for me and my own two children. I have to expand my business to provide a better quality of life for my family,” she said. Alem has faced serious financial constraint to run her business successfully. “I want to work hard and get more income if I get a loan. To get good product, I have to buy fertilizer to maximize my yield,” she said. When her business is getting better and better, Alem can attract more customers and increase her income. People in her community like to buy the agricultural product she supplies to them.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Halima
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Halima is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $200 to buy livestock.
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    Halima has two children. She has good skills in cattle fattening. She believes that if she keeps doing this business, she can be successful in generating more income. “If I get a loan, I can buy sheep and goats. When they become fat, I can take them to the local market for sale. I can make a profit,” she said. She needs a loan to buy some more livestock. She wants to add sheep. As her business grows, her income will increase and she can improve her lifestyle. “I can provide my family with a healthy diet. I can send my children to school. I can cover the expenses for their clothing,” Halima said. As her business is growing, the local people will no longer have to travel long distances in search of sheep.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Teyiba
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Teyiba is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase fertilizer and an ox.
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    Brought up in a rural area, Teyiba, the mother of two, has a lot of experience in rearing cattle and farming. She works long hours with her husband in the field and is optimistic that if she keeps investing in her farm, she can make good profits. Financial constraints have become a serious challenge for Teyiba and she's requesting a World Vision microloan to buy fertilizer and an ox to maximize her harvest this growing season. The additional income will allow her to provide her community with high-quality crops. Teyiba has a plan to participate in cattle fattening for even more profits in the futute.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $125
  • Roan
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Roan is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase pigs, pesticides and fertilizer .
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    Roan Tey is a mother of five children, she lives with her family in Kompung Thom Province. Roan works very hard at farming rice, corn and raising pigs to help provide for her family. At this time Roan lacks the funds needed to purchase more pigs, fertilizer and pesticides for her rice and corn fields. With a loan from World Vision, Roan will be able to purchase pigs, pesticides and fertilizer for her corn and rice fields. Because of the loan, Roan will be able to grow healthy crops of rice, corn and pigs to sell for profit in her community. She'll be able to grow her farming business and increase her income. With the additional income, Roan will be able to provide better living conditions for her family and provide for their daily needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Imelda
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Imelda is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $325 to purchase wooden stakes, rope and gasoline .
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    Imelda has been farming seaweed to earn a living for her family since 1995. She would like to expand her business, but is lacking the capital needed to purchase the additional supplies she needs. A more profitable operation would ensure that she could improve living conditions for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Imelda to purchase the additional wooden stakes, plastic rope, and gasoline that she needs to improve her harvest. With the additional income she will earn, she will be able to provide nutritious food for her family and begin a savings. In the future, she hopes to invest in other business opportunities. Imelda has four grown children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Ma. Hyacinth
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma. Hyacinth is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $375 to purchase ingredients and utensils for eatery and raw materials for seaweed farming.
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    Ma. Hyacinth, the mother of two children, is from Bato, Leyte Philippines. She has been farming guso (seaweed), as well as cooking and selling home-cooked snack foods, such as pilipit (crunchy twisted pastry) and pancakes, which she sells to local schools. Ma. Hyacinth enjoys her work and is prepared to continue working hard. She requests a World Vision microloan so she can continue with both businesses. She will buy flour, margarine, sugar, food coloring and cooking oil for her food business and plastic rope and wooden stakes for her seaweed farm. Any additional income will be used to finance her children’s education and meet her family's daily consumption. She will continue to reinvest in her businesses with any savings she can set aside to ensure her family will be provided better living conditions.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Maria
    They gave
    $500
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Kenya. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and tractor services.
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    Maria lives with her six children in Entontol, Kenya. She raises corn which is a cash crop and should be earning her a high income. However due unpredictable weather, drought conditions, and crop diseases, she is barely managing to provide for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Maria to improve her farm. She will, also, be able to purchase tractor services which will allow her to plant more corn. This, in turn, will increase her sales and profits. The additional income she earns will put her in a position to better provide for her children and ensure that they receive an education. Also she will be able to invest in her farm.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Luzminda
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Luzminda is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer.
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    Luzminda is a mother of two children (ages 27 and 18). She lives in a town in Negros Oriental called Mabinay, which is more than an hour away from Dumaguete City, the capital of the province. Being situated in this area offers few choices of livelihood, so Luzminda works as a rice farmer to provide for her family's needs. Luzminda needs additional capital in order to run her business effectively. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy fertilizer for her farm. This will allow her to grow healthier plants and produce a greater yield. The additional profits will be used for her family's daily consumption and reinvestment in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Georgeta
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Georgeta is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $350 to purchase hog feed and supplements.
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    Georgeta Abogadie is married and the mother of two children, ages are: 10 and 12. Georgeta lives with her family in Hindang, Leyte Philippines, where she works very hard raising hogs to help provide for her family. At this time Georgeta lacks the funds needed to purchase more hog feed and supplements for her animals health. With a loan from World Vision, Georgeta will be able to purchase hog feed and supplements to continue her business with success. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow strong and healthy hogs to sell for profit. Georgeta will also be able to grow her business and increase her income. With the additional income, she'll be able to provide for her family's daily needs, pay for her children's school fees and provide furnishings for her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Sarom
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Sarom is from Cambodia. She has 9 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fishing materials and boat.
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    Sarom has worked hard to earn her living by fishing. From day to day, she earned very little, sometimes not enough to buy food for her children. Her family was very poor. This World Vision loan has enabled her to have enough materials to fish more productively and earn more income. She also plans to invest in raising pigs and chickens so that she can have another source of income for her family. All of these efforts have improved her family’s quality of life. Sarom has 9 children, 5 who still live at home. She now earns enough to support her family. She is also able to save some money for her family’s future needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Berhanesh
    They gave
    $250
    This loan is fully funded
    Berhanesh is from Ethiopia. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy fertilizer and select seeds.
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    Brought up in a rural area, Berhanesh has much experience in dealing with agriculture. She has a small farm on which she works hard in order to provide for her eight children. She wants to effectively run her business in order to maximize her income for her family. Unfortunately, financial constraint has become a serious challenge for Berhanesh. With a loan from World Vision, Burhanesh says she "will buy fertilizer and select seeds to maximize [her] harvest this season. This will enable [her] to get a good yield.” Berhanesh is an optimistic person. As her business gets better and better, she will have a large number of customers and she will bring in more income. She can also create job opportunities for her friends. Berhanesh is striving to improve her life. “My business is in a good move. I have to work hard and bring in more income. I am happy with my business. By generating additional income, I want to send my children to school, covering all expenses,” she said. Berhanesh wants to expand her business so that she can provide her family with the things they need. In the future, she also dreams of participating in other business activities such as cattle raising.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Maria Aurelia
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Aurelia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more candy as well as chicharrones (fried snacks) for resale.
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    For the last 2 years Maria has operated her small business in the San Jose region in Mexico. She sells candy to customers in her community. Maria is 55 years old and the mother of one child, who is currently studying in school. She also cares for one additional dependent in her home. Maria has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more candy as well as chicharrones (fried snacks) for resale. and Usually, Maria Aurelia sells candy in the streets, home by home and close to a soccer field in the community. This will increase her overall income and allow her to save money toward opening a retail store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Hilda
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Hilda is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $350 to buy more merchandise to restock the store.
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    For the last 2 years Hilda has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She sells basic food supplies to customers in her community. Hilda has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more merchandise to restock the store to support her family. Hilda is 27 years old and the mother of 1 child, who is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Asnaku
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Asnaku is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase fertilizer and seeds.
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    Asnaku is a farmer; she has been farming to make a living. Asnaku is a very hardworking woman; she gets up very early to work in the field. However, she has been having financial difficulties. Asnaku is in great need of a loan. Please, help Asnaku’s farming business grow. A loan would enable her to buy fertilizer and selected seeds to increase her harvest and to feed her family. Asnaku lives in Kake, Ethiopia and she has five children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Abebech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Abebech is from Ethiopia. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy livestock for rearing.
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    Abebech is engaged in rearing livestock like oxen, sheep, goats and other animals. As this business requires a large working capital, Abebech has a very low income to take care of her family of 8 children and her spouse. "The loan will enable me buy more cattle", Abebech said, "as a result, it will increase my average income from this business so as to improve the livelihood of my family." Her major goal is to expand the business by bringing in more cattle to raise with the aim of increasing her average income of the family. She is also thinking of starting a poultry business, as there is a good market demand in town for poultry. Also, she hopes to establish business relationships with wholesalers in town so she can sell in bulk rather than sell to individual customers during market days. The additional income will improve food availability for her family and cover costs like health care and education expenses of her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Abebech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Abebech is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy more cattle for rearing.
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    Abebech Guduno lives in Hobicha near Soddo in Ethopia, and is engaged in the animal rearing business. Shortage of working capital is the main hurdle she faces and as a result, she is challenged to supply the family with basic needs such as food and clothing. "A loan will enable me to buy more cattle", Abebech said, "it will enable me to expand my business and increase my average income." A loan from World Vision will allow Abebech to buy more animals to raise in order to increase her profits. The additional income will allow her to meet the basic needs of her family and also take care of her children's schooling. "Expanding my existing business is my main goal", she said, "however, I would also like to include the poultry and dairy products into my business." She would like to impact the community through selling/supplying dairy products, to enable the family to get more food and also use some of the dairy products to keep the family healthy.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Mulunesh
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Mulunesh is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase oxen.
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    Mulunesh, the mother of five children, is a confident woman farmer. She and her husband work their farm; they need a pair of oxen to help plow their farmland but cannot afford to purchase them. A World Vision micro loan will allow Mulunesh to purchase a pair of oxen to help with higher grain yield. The added income will provide better food and clothing for Mulunesh's family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Tura
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Tura is from Ethiopia. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $300 to purchase fertilizer for a thriving farm.
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    Tura is 30 years old and runs a small business growing crops. He lives in World Vision's Jeju region in Ethiopia. Tura has grown crops in this area for more than five years. Tura has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to purchase fertilizer to create a farm that thrives. This will help Tura grow and sell more crops, which will increase his overall income. Tura and his wife have one child.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Asiya
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Asiya is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $300 to purchase an ox to start farming early.
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    For the last six years, Asiya has operated her small business in the Jeju region in Ethiopia. She grows crops to sell to customers in her community. Asiya also has a second business growing vegetables and raising sheep. This second business provides a supplemental income that Asiya needs to support her family. Asiya has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase an ox to start farming as early as possible. This will help her get good yield from her business to support her family. Asiya is 41 years old and the mother of five children, of whom four are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Abebe
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Abebe is from Ethiopia. She has 52 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy an ox, fertilizer, and seeds.
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    Growing up in the rural area of Ethiopia, Abebe Asefa has developed a rich education in agricultural skills. He and his wife work hard on their farm to provide for their seven children. Abebe has a dream to expand his business. He wants to buy oxen for plowing, so he can plow more land and grow various kinds of grains to supply to the local market and increase his income. Although he has skills and talents, his income does not allow him to purchase oxen, so he plows a small plot by hand. With a loan from World Vision, Abebe will be able to purchase oxen, seeds, and fertilizer. The income he generates from farming a larger area of land will enable him to provide a better life for his family and provide the community with various grains.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Aster
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Aster is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $175 to purchase more seedlings for coffee business.
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    Aster Aykebo is a mother of five children, she lives with her family in Ferzeno, a rural part of Ethiopia. Aster works very hard farming and growing coffee to sell for profit, to help provide for her family. At this time, Aster lacks the funds needed to maintain her coffee growing business. With a loan from World Vision, Aster will be able to purchase all she needs to cultivate and grow her coffee farm. She'll be able to have healthy crops of coffee to sell to the local markets for profit. She'll also be able to attract new customers, growing her business and increasing her income. With the additional income, Aster will be able to provide better living conditions for her family and provide for their daily needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Amarech
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Amarech is from Ethiopia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy fertilizer.
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    For Amarech, a mother of five, agriculture is quite an encouraging business sector to generate income and improve the living conditions of her family. She owns a small farm and so far her business is doing well. Though Amarech would like to strengthen and expand her business, financial constraints have become a challenge for her. "If I get additional loan, I can work hard and get more income. It is possible to get good product this season. To get good product, I have to buy selected seeds and fertilizer to maximize my harvest,” she said. With a World Vision loan Amarech will be able to buy fertilizer to get a good yield this season. With the additional profits she will be able to better provide for the needs of her family. "As my business is getting better and better, I can get more income; I can improve my life style easily. The additional income from higher sales will go towards giving my children a nutritious diet and paying for them to go to school,” she said. In the future, Amarech hopes to continue expanding her business and eventually opening up a grain store to make her family more financially secure.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Amarech
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Amarech is from Ethiopia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy fertilizer and selected seeds .
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    Amarech, mother of six, was brought up in a rural area of Ethiopia. She has a small farm and would like to make improvements. She explains, "If I get a loan, I will buy fertilizer and selected seeds to maximize my harvest this season. This enables me to get good yields.” A loan from World Vision will enable Amarech to make farming improvments that will increase her income. Amarech said, "By generating additional income, I will be able to send my children to school, covering all expenses.” Amarech is planning on raising cows in the future as another way to help support her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Maria Modesta
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Modesta is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $250 to buy more merchandise to restock the store.
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    For the last 6 years Maria Modesta has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She sells basic food supplies to customers in her community. Maria Modesta also has a second business where she sells cosmetics. This second business provides a supplemental income which Maria Modesta needs to support her family. Maria Modesta has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more merchandise to restock the store to support her family. Doña Modesta is a hardworking and dedicated woman. Even though she no longer has any children depending on her she wants to make an investment in her general store with the aim of increasing her sales. When talking about difficulties, Modesta expressed that competitors in the same community are what at times stop her to sell all the products she would love to. Fortunately, Modesta also carries out a second activity which helps her get a little extra money: she sells catalogue cosmetics as well. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Juana
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy more sheep.
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    Juana is 29 years old and runs a small business growing sheep. She lives in World Vision's Najhe region in Mexico. Juana has grown sheep in this area for more than 5 years. Juana has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more sheep. This will help Juana grow and sell more sheep which will increase her overall income. Juana and her husband have 4 children, of whom 4 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Felipa
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Felipa is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy pasture and other food for the horses.
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    Felipa is 37 years old and runs a small business raising horses. She lives in World Vision's Najhe region in Mexico. Felipa has raised horses in this area for more than 5 years. Felipa has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy pasture and other food for the horses. This will help Felipa raise and sell more horses which will increase her overall income. Felipa and her husband have 5 children, of whom 3 are currently studying in school. Felipa is the mother of 5 beautiful children and as a mother, she knows she cannot stop doing her best for her kids. She has been raising horses for a while, animals that she rents to people in the community to make some work in the fields. People with maize crops ask Felipa for some help and that is how she uses her horses. Of course, she needs to do her best to keep the animals in the best conditions so that they are ready to work the fields anytime. This is the way for Felipa to make some earinings and provide for her family. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Juana
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy merchandise to restock the store.
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    For the last 6 years Juana has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She sells basic food supplies to customers in her community. Juana has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like To buy merchandise to restock the store to support her family. Juana is 42 years old and the mother of 2 children, of whom 2 are currently studying in school. Doña Juanita is quite glad and grateful for the opportunity of receiving a loan because she will be able to restock her general store. She mentioned that sales have dropped in recent times, but she is still expecting to have a profitable business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ruben
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Ruben is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $250 to buy stock.
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    For the last 6 years Ruben has operated his small business in the San Jose region in Mexico. He sells electronic devices to customers in his community. Ruben has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy remote controls, antennas, battery chargers, batteries, adapters, and other stock. Ruben has been selling these type of devices for 28 years and in the future he would like to have an establishment so that he can stop offering and selling in the street. Ruben also dreams about building his home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Angel
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Angel is from Mexico. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $400 to buy plastic to cover his orchard.
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    For the last 6 years Angel has operated his small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. He grows nopales (cactus) to sell to customers in his community. Angel has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy plastic to cover his orchard and get a better produce. Angel is 38 years old and the father of 3 children, who are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Julia
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Julia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy sheep.
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    For the last 5 years Julia has operated her small business in the San Jose region in Mexico. She raises sheep to sell to customers in her community. Julia has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more sheep and help her husband with the family expenses. She dreams about having a large corral so that she can keep her animals in good conditions. This will ensure that her clients are satisfied with the quality of her animals and she can get a better price for them.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ma Del Carmen
    They gave
    $375
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma Del Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy animal feed.
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    Maria Del Carmen is 49 years old and runs a small business raising pigs. She lives in World Vision's Najhe region in Mexico. Maria Del Carmen has raised pigs in this area for more than 5 years. Maria Del Carmen has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more feed for her pigs since lately the price has increased a lot. For her, it is a great assistance to be able to make a large investment at once since she will be able to buy more product for a better price. Carmen, who is always in a great mood, wants to invest her income in her children's education since they are already attending university. This will help Maria Del Carmen raise and sell more pigs which will increase her overall income. She cares for 3 additional dependents in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Laura
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Laura is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy a couple of lambs.
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    For the last year Laura has operated her small business in the San Jose region in Mexico. She raises sheep to sell to customers in her community. Laura has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy a couple of lambs. Laura explained that fortunately, her husband's income is adequate for the family. Still, she wants to help increase the income. She would like to build a large corral for her animals. Laura is 28 years old and the mother of 2 children, 1 of whom is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ernesto
    They gave
    $450
    This loan is fully funded
    Ernesto is from Mexico. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $450 to buy more merchandise for resale.
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    For the last 5 years Ernesto has operated his small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. He sells remote controls to customers in her community. Ernesto and his wife have two children. Ernesto has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, Ernesto would like to buy more merchandise for resale. This loan will help to increase his sales and overall income. He will use his new income to support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Meri
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Meri is from Armenia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $1,550 to buy cattle.
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    Meri Dolunts has been involved in farming for three years. She lives with her husband, mother-in-law, and two children. The number of cattle she owns does not bring in enough income. A loan would enable her buy more cattle and increase her income. Then she would be able to invest again in more cattle. The additional income will help her to provide for her family and to ensure a better future for her children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,550
  • Jared
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Jared is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $150 to increase the working capital.
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    For the last 2 years, Jared and his wife have operated his small business in the Winam Urban region in Kenya. He provides footwear repairing and shoe-shining services for customers in his community. Jared is 39 years old and father of two children, both of whom are currently studying in school. Jared has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to increase the working capital for his footwear business. The increased income will be used to support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Ismael
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Ismael is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $150 to increase his working capital.
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    For the last 3 years Ismael has operated his small business in the Winam Urban region in Kenya. He sells snacks to customers in his community. Ismael has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to increase his working capital to be able to provide a good source of income for his family. Ismael is 30 years old and the father of 2 children, who are both currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Dan
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Dan is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $150 to increase his working capital.
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    For the last 6 years, Dan and his wife have operated a small shoe business in the Winam Urban region in Kenya. He provides shoe shining services to customers in his community. Dan is 36 years old and father of two children, one of whom is currently studying in school. Dan has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to increase the working capital for his business. The increased income from the investment will be used to support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Ayelech
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Ayelech is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy more bulls for fattening .
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    Ayelech wants her business to be productive and profitable, but financial constraints present an obstacle. “I want the loan to buy more bulls. I can also start another business like sheep rearing if I get sufficient amount of money. I have rich experience in dealing with cattle fattening,” she said. A World Vision micro loan will help her to buy more bulls and expand her business. In the future, she dreams of buying hybridized cows to provide the community with milk and milk products. The income she generates can be used to send her children to a good school. She can provide them a healthy diet.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Elizabeth
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Elizabeth is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase animal feed.
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    Elizabeth is 42 years old and runs a small business raising cattle. She lives in World Vision's South Cebu West region in the Philippines. Elizabeth has raised cattle in this area for more than 5 years. Elizabeth has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase animal feed. This will help Elizabeth raise and sell more cattle which will increase her overall income. Elizabeth and her husband have 4 children, 2 of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Falech
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Falech is from Ethiopia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $300 to purchase dairy cows to raise and sell.
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    For the last 6 years Falech has operated her small business in the Jeju region in Ethiopia. She raises dairy cows to sell to customers in her community. Falech has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase dairy cows to raise to support her family. Falech is 42 years old and the mother of 4 children, of whom 3 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Lang
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Lang is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizers and rice seeds.
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    Lang is 31 years old and runs a small business growing rice and cassava. She lives in World Vision's Prasath Ballang region in Cambodia. Lang has operated her farming business in this area for 3 years. She runs her farm with the help of two employees. Lang and her husband have three children, two of whom are currently studying in school. Lang has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy fertilizers and rice seeds. The additional investment will help Lang grow and sell more rice and cassava which will increase her overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Leb
    They gave
    $350
    This loan is fully funded
    Leb is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $350 to buy fertilizer and rice seed.
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    For the last 6 years, Leb has operated her small farming business in the Leuk Daek region in Cambodia. She grows rice and seasonal vegetables to sell to customers in her community. Leb also has a second business where she raises piglets. This second business provides a supplemental income which Leb needs to support her family. Leb has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy fertilizer and rice seed. The additional income from the investment will be used to support her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Sothon
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Sothon is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizer and pesticide.
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    For the last six years, Sothon has operated her small business in the Prasath Sambo region in Cambodia. She grows rice, cashews and seasonal vegetables to sell to customers in her community. She also has more than three employees to help her run her farm. Sothon has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and pesticide to increase her income and support her family. Sothon is 36 years old and the mother of two children, of whom one is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Phou
    They gave
    $300
    This loan is fully funded
    Phou is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizer and rice seed.
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    For the last 6 years Phou has operated her small business in the Prasath Sambo region in Cambodia. She grows rice, cashews, and seasonal vegetables to sell to customers in her community. She also has more than 3 employees to help her run her farm. Phou has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and rice seed to maximize her harvest and be able to better support her family. Phou is 38 years old and the mother of 4 children, who are all currently studying in school. She also cares for 1 additional dependent in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Chantha
    They gave
    $200
    This loan is fully funded
    Chantha is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy piglets and their food.
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    Chantha is 45 years old and runs a small business growing rice. She lives in World Vision's Prasath Sambo region in Cambodia. Chantha has grown rice in this area for more than five years. She also has more than three employees who help her run her farm. Chantha also has a second business raising piglets. This second business provides a supplemental income that Chantha needs to support her family. Chantha has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more piglets and food for them. This will help Chantha grow and sell more, which will increase her overall income. Chantha and her husband have one child, who is currently studying in school. She also cares for five additional dependents in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Vicente
    They gave
    $375
    This loan is fully funded
    Vicente is from Mexico. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $400 to buy clothes.
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    Vicente is 45 years old and runs a small business selling clothing. He lives in World Vision's Najhe region in Mexico. Vicente has sold clothing in this area for more than 5 years. Vicente has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, he would like to buy different types of garments. Vicente and his wife have 1 child, who is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Sonik
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Sonik is from Armenia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $1,475 to purchase livestock.
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    Sonik has been harvesting vegetables and raising and selling livestock to make a living. Sonik is a very hardworking woman. However, she has been having financial difficulties and she has not been able to run her business properly. Sonik would like to obtain a loan to grow her business, please help Sonik’s livestock business grow. With the loan’s funds, Sonik is planning on purchasing livestock. Sonik’s dream is to have a big farm to raise her animals; she would like to purchase a big piece of land and fulfill her dream. Sonik’s income will increase if she receives a loan, and her family will have a better quality of live. Sonik is married; she has four children and she lives in Gyumri, Armenia.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,475
  • Mony
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Mony is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $350 to buy fertilizer, pesticide, cassava seeds, and to pay for labor fees.
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    Mony is 54 years old and runs a small business growing cassavas. She lives in World Vision's Koh Krolor region in Cambodia. Mony has grown cassavas in this area for more than 5 years. She also has 2 employees who help her run her farm. Mony has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer, pesticide, cassava seeds, and to pay for labor fees. This will help Mony grow and sell more cassavas which will increase her overall income. Mony and her husband have 1 child, who is currently studying in school. She also cares for 1 additional dependent in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Pich
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Pich is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and pesticide.
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    For the last six years, Pich has operated her small business in the Prasath Ballang II region in Cambodia. She grows rice to sell to customers in her community. She also has two employees to help her run her farm. Pich has a second business selling potatoes. This second business provides a supplemental income that Pich needs to support her family. Pich is 32 years old and the mother of one child. Pich has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and pesticide.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Furno
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Furno is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy a farm ox.
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    For the last 6 years Furno has operated her small business in the (Hidabu) Abote region in Ethiopia. She grows crops to sell to customers in her community. Furno has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy a farm ox. This will help her to grow and sell more crops to support her family. Furno is 30 years old and the mother of 2 children, of whom 1 is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Burtuke
    They gave
    $125
    This loan is fully funded
    Burtuke is from Ethiopia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase an ox.
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    For the last 5 years Burtuke has operated her small business in the (Hidabu) Abote region in Ethiopia. She grows crops to sell to customers in her community. Burtuke has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase an ox. This will help her maximize her overall income to support her family. Burtuke is 29 years old and the mother of 1 child.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Fayine
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Fayine is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy cattle.
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    For the last 6 years Fayine has operated her small business in the (Hidabu) Abote region in Ethiopia. She raises cattle to sell to customers in her community. Fayine has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy more cattle. This will help her enhance her overall income to support her family. Fayine is 40 years old and the mother of 2 children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Dadi
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Dadi is from Ethiopia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $200 to buy a farm ox.
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    Dadi is 46 years old and runs a small business growing teff. He lives in World Vision's (Hidabu) Abote region in Ethiopia. Dadi has grown teff in this area for more than 5 years. Dadi has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy a farm ox. This will help Dadi grow and sell more teff, which will increase his overall income. Dadi and his wife have 2 children, of whom 2 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Tolera
    They gave
    $175
    This loan is fully funded
    Tolera is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $200 to purchase a dairy cow.
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    For the last 4 years Tolera has operated his small business in the (Hidabu) Abote region in Ethiopia. He grows teff, an edible grass, to sell to customers in his community. Tolera has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to purchase a dairy cow to help support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Rose
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Rose is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase additional inventory for resale in her shop.
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    For more than 5 years Rose has operated her small business in the Winam Urban region in Kenya. Rose sells groceries and other items to customers in her community. She also has one employee who helps her run her shop. Rose is 35 years old and she and her husband have one child, who is currently studying in school. She also cares for one additional dependent in her home. Rose has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to purchase additional inventory for resale in her shop.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Tun
    They gave
    $325
    This loan is fully funded
    Tun is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $350 to buy pesticide.
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    Tun is 57 years old and runs a small business growing corn. She lives in World Vision's Banan region in Cambodia. Tun has grown corn in this area for more than 5 years. She also has 3 employees who help her run her farm. Tun has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy pesticide. This will help Tun grow and sell more corn, which will increase her overall income. Tun and her husband have 1 child.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Sarom
    They gave
    $225
    This loan is fully funded
    Sarom is from Cambodia. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $250 to buy food for the animals.
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    For the last six years, Sarom has operated his small business in the Leuk Daek region in Cambodia. He raises pigs to sell to customers in his community. He also has three employees to help him run his farm. Sarom has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy food for the animals. Sarom is 50 years old and the father of three children, all of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Haron
    They gave
    $600
    This loan is fully funded
    Haron is from Kenya. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $600 to buy livestock.
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    For the last 6 years Haron has operated his small business in the Mogotio region in Kenya. He raises livestock to sell to customers in his community. Haron has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy more livestock to raise and sell to support his family. Haron is 47 years old and the father of 3 children, of whom 3 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Noel
    They gave
    $525
    This loan is fully funded
    Noel is from Philippines. He needs a loan of $550 to buy coconut leaves and rice.
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    Noel is 44 years old and runs a small business selling puso (steamed rice cooked inside a heart-shaped woven coconut leaf wrapper). He lives in World Vision's Bohol 04-ll region in Philippines. Noel has sold puso in this area for 5 years. Noel has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, he would like to buy more coconut leaves and rice in order to make more puso to sell. This will help to augment his income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Diego
    They gave
    $475
    This loan is fully funded
    Diego is from Philippines. He needs a loan of $550 to buy fresh fish.
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    For the last five years, Diego has operated his small business in the Northwestern Leyte region in Philippines. He sells fresh fish to customers in his community. Diego has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy more fresh fish to support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550

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