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Lending History

  • Samuel
    They gave
    $100
    This loan is fully funded
    Samuel is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $100 to expand his vegetable offerings.
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    Samuel owns a green grocery store and would like to expand his business. With a loan he could offer a wider variety of vegetables as well as keep a better stock of the more popular ones. An increase in income would allow him to improve the living standards of his family and pay for school fees.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $100
  • Kimheang
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Kimheang is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase irrigation equipment.
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    Kimheang is a rice farmer. She wants to increase her farm’s productivity and profitability, but lacks the needed investment capital. Her goal is to improve her family’s living conditions. She wants to assure that her family has nutritious food to stay healthy and that she can afford to keep her two children in school. With a loan from World Vision, Kimheang will purchase the equipment she needs to irrigate her field. With the additional income she will earn from this improvement, she will be able to create other ways to earn more income. She plans to dig a pond to grow fish, purchase feed and raise pigs, and purchase more land to grow potatoes. In the future, Kimheang hopes that her business ventures will allow her to offer jobs to others in her community.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Phall
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Phall is from Cambodia. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy seed and pesticide for cultivation.
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    Mrs. Phall Sim is a farmer, and she cultivates rice, beans, and corn. Like so many other farmers in her area, the lack of capital resources keeps her from affording pesticides to protect her crops. This keeps her productivity very low, as well as limiting the amount of money that she can earn. The loan will enable her to improve her farming production and increase her harvests. And it's not just the fact that her crops will be greater, but she will also have more seed for sowing next season. Mrs. Sim is already planning on what to do once she has paid off the loan, and that is to ask for a second loan so that she can invest even more into her agricultural business, buying more land and growing more crops. The additional income helps her to provide a better quality of life to her family. They will have enough food and clothes for everyone in the family now. Her children will be able to attend school regularly, and she will also be able to share her farming experience with her neighbors who farm too.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Aime Sylvene
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Aime Sylvene is from Rwanda. He needs a loan of $675 to purchase more materials for his salon .
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    Aime operates a hair salon. He is in need of more capital to purchase supplies for his salon. He will use the profits to reinvest in his business and to save for his future. His goal is grow his business and be able to hire fellow community members to work in his salon.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $675
  • Martha
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Martha is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy ladies underwear.
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    Martha sells underwear for ladies. She has a catalog that she shows to her friends. Then, her friends tell her what they want and she places the order. She has a lot of pending requests and she only gets paid once the merchandise arrives. She has been selling underwear for over 5 years. She started this business as a way to help her husband with some expenses and to provide a better quality of life for her son. She is very happy with her business and with having a more stable economic source. She needs this loan to buy more underwear when they are on sale. Martha hopes that with this loan her business will grow. She is really happy and thankful to World Vision for helping her have her own business. Martha is 49 years old. She only studied through elementary school and then married her husband Manuel, who works in the fields. They have one son. He is 13 years old and is in elementary school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Ernesto
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ernesto is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $550 to buy ceremony articles to resell.
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    Ernesto is 55 years old and married to Olivia, a fashion designer. Together they started their own business of selling ceremony articles such as headdresses, beautiful dresses, candles, bouquets and other kinds of articles for special occasions. They have been in this business for 20 years. Ernesto and his wife used to live in Mexico City where they had plenty of clients in their shop. However, three years ago they moved to El Oro, a village in the State of Mexico. One of the main challenges they faced in this new location was that some of the customers in the region did not trust the quality of their products and preferred travelling to Mexico City where they had to pay more for the same product. Ernesto believes that it will only be a matter of time until they acquire the necessary credentials to become reliable in the new market. A loan from World Vision will allow Ernesto and Olivia to buy more merchandise to sell. That way they would have a broader range of products to offer their clients. The additional income will improve their economic situation and will also benefit their community by offering the products they are lookinig for without having to travel to Mexico City. In the future, Ernesto would like to consolidate his shop and open more stores around the region.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Cyprien
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Cyprien is from Rwanda. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $500 to restock his variety store.
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    Cyprien, a father of two from Ngoma, Rwanda, owns a variety store that sells goods such as shoes, jewelry, mirrors, etc. He currently lacks the capital to expand his store as he would like. With a loan through World Vision, Cyprien will be able to purchase goods to restock his store, which will attract customers and generate sales. He will also be able to employ another individual in his local community. Additional income earned will allow him to reinvest in his business, provide for his family, and save for their future. In the future, Cyprien wants to keep expanding his store, be financially stable, and employ more people in his local community. He says he will have a great life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Dative
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Dative is from Rwanda. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase more mats for her business.
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    Dative sells mats in her local market, but she does not have enough capital to properly run her business. She wants to become financially stable. A World Vision micro loan will help her purchase more mats to increase her inventory and she hopes to create two jobs for others in her community. Dative's basic needs will improve with any profits; she will be able to save for her future and to reinvest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Moses
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Moses is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $725 to purchase potatoes,cabbages and carrots .
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    Moses wants to expand his grocery stall. He is faced with high food prices and lack of finances. He is requesting a World Vision micro loan to increase stock levels in his grocery stall, where he sells vegetables such as potatoes, cabbages and carrots. Any profits will go toward improving his family's basic needs and general welfare, and to pay school fees for his two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $725
  • Rosario
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosario is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients and material to keep preparing snacks, including a metal hot plate for baking tortillas.
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    Rosario, called Rosy, has been selling typical Mexican snacks for the past four years in Colonia Nueva Michoacan, Mexico. Her customers enjoy handmade tacos dorados, enchiladas, pambazos (a type of sandwich), tortas, and more. On the weekends, she sells pozole – a traditional soup – from right in front of her house. A loan from World Vision will help her buy a new large hot plate on which to bake tortillas. The one she owns is in bad condition, and she wants to give her customers a good impression of her business. She also will buy the ingredients she uses most, including chilies, sour cream, avocado, cheese, radishes, onions. Improving her business will help Rosy increase her income. She hopes to attract new people to her stand and eventually buy plastic furniture so her customers can sit and enjoy their food. Rosy’s business helps her provide for her family, which includes two children. "Though the income is not too much, I am able to help my husband, which is the greatest satisfaction,” she said. She will use her increased income to ensure her children receive a good education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $450 to buy flour, sugar, yeast, eggs to make bread.
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    Maria is 34 years old. As a child, Maria wants you to know she did not have the opportunity to attend school because her family lacked the resources. She is married to Filiberto, a baker. They have three daughters: Rosalba, Rosalinda and Alejandra, who are all attending junior high school. The family lives in a sugar cane region named Vicente Camalote, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Maria has been selling bread for almost three years. She started the activity because she wants to offer her girls better opportunities. She says, "Nowadays people have to work twice as hard to make a living." Doña Maria wakes up early in the morning, every morning, to start baking the bread. Then, she sells the loaves to her friends and clients. Maria explains that she loves her business because she really enjoys the whole process of making bread, which is why she learned all about it in the first place. She lets her pride show when she talks about her thriving business. Maria wants to use her loan to buy flour, milk, yeast, eggs, sugar to continue baking. Maria wants to stay in the same line of work. She plans to continue investing and saving for the future of her children, especially for their school expense. For Maria, seeing her children educated is one of her most important goals.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Solidad
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Solidad is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $200 to buy fertilizer.
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    Solidad is 53 years old and runs a small business growing rice in the Mountain View region of the Philippines. Solidad has grown rice in this area for over five years. In an effort to expand her business, Solidad has requested a loan from World Vision to purchase fertilizer. Solidad will use the fertilizer to grow and sell more rice which will increase her overall income and allow her to cover the costs of everyday life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Irma
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Irma is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $450 to buy flour and sugar .
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    Irma is 36 years old, and she runs a small business baking and selling bread. She lives in World Vision’s Tembipe region in Bolivia. Irma has sold bread in this area for more than 5 years. Irma also has a second business where she raises corn. This second business provides a supplemental income that Irma needs to support her family. Irma has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like buy flour and sugar .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Flor
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Flor is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy plaster to create more figurines.
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    For the last 6 years Flor has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She sells pottery handcrafts to customers in her community. Flor has asked for a loan from World Vision to buy plaster to create more figurines. She hopes to expand her business so that she can purchase school supplies and food for the family. Flor is 36 years old, and she is the mother of 2 children, both of whom are currently studying in school. Flor's husband creates the handcrafts, which Flor then sells. She is quite proud of her business activity because it has enabled her to provide for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Bros
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Bros is from Cambodia. He needs a loan of $500 to buy fertilizer and expand his business.
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    Bros is a hardworking farmer, living in Cambodia where he grows rice and makes large clay pots. He is struggling just to make ends meet. He wants to expand his business, but due to lack of funds, he is not able to buy enough materials needed for his pot making and supplies for farming. A loan from World Vision will allow Bros to buy the fertilizer he needs for his farming. This will help him to generate more income. Bros hopes to develop his business into a sustainable income to support his family. An increased income would allow Bros to have a chance to get out of poverty and provide a better living situation for his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Lakech
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Lakech is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to expand her business.
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    For the last six years Lakech has operated her small business in the Antsokiya Gemza region in Ethiopia. She grows crops to sell to customers in her community. She also has one employee to help her run her farm. Lakech has asked for a loan to expand her business. She would like to provide the community with more crops to buy which would help increase her income. She would use the extra income to provide healthcare and purchase food for her family and start a new business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Kunthea
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Kunthea is from Cambodia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $600 to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and seeds.
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    Kunthea grows rice and owns a small food store. But with all her work, Kunthea is struggling to provide a living for her family. Kunthea does not have enough money meet her family's needs, let alone, to buy fertilizer for her rice field. And she wants to hire labor to help her harvest her rice so that she can sell it on time, which will earn a higher price. This loan will be a great help for Kunthea because she can buy more seeds and fertilizer. In addition, she will be able to hire help to harvest her crops on time. With the additional income, Kunthea will be able to provide enough food for her family and improve their living conditions.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Ashot
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ashot is from Armenia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $975 to purchase livestock.
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    Ashot Galstyan lives in Meghri with his wife and two children. He farms and also cares for his herd of cattle. He would like to increase the number of livestock he is raising in order to increase his income from farming. As Ashot purchases and raises more livestock, his business income will be enough to sustain his family and to pay for his children’s education, in the present and in the future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $975
  • Garik
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Garik is from Armenia. He needs a loan of $1,025 to purchase livestock.
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    Garik Ohanyan raises livestock in order to support his family. Garik plans to develop the agriculture of his land, but he doesn’t have enough financial means to do so. A loan from World Vision will allow Garik to increase the livestock on his land and in turn get more income. Additional income will help Garik to better his family's circumstances, which is very important for the community’s development.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,025
  • Armen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Armen is from Armenia. He needs a loan of $1,500 to buy sheep.
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    Armen Sargsyan is a farmer from Kapan, Armenia, where he cultivates the land and has a cattle farm. Armen’s wife is a nurse working at the local hospital. Though they both work, their income is very low. During the last couple of years the demand for sheep has increased and it is feasible for Armen to expand his sheep farm. With a loan through World Vision, Armen plans to cultivate more land and increase the livestock. Additional income will allow Armen to better provide for his family. Armen plans to work very hard, though the region has a harsh climate, and keep expanding his business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,500

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