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Victoria is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $300 to buy feed to raise and sell healthier, fatter animals to support her family.
With her gained experience and skills from raising farm animals for quite sometime, Victoria is determined to improve her business so that her two children ages 8 and 15 receive a good education. Although she does not lack knowledge and expertise, she does lack the money to buy feed that will allow her to sell fatter, healthier animals that generate higher incomes at the market.
A loan for World Vision will enable Victoria to make the necessary purchases that will allow her to sell high quality animals. The additional income she earns will allow her to provide for her children and ensure that they receive an education.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
World Vision began working with the people of the Philippines in Manila in 1954. Childcare projects began shortly thereafter to help fund orphanages and daycare centers, health-care programs, educational assistance, hygiene, and spiritual enrichment projects. The Good Shepherd’s Fold Orphanage Project provided a gas stove, 600 reference books, musical instruments, vegetable seeds, and 3,000 textbooks to children on the island of Guimaras.
From 1960 to 1969, sponsorship continued to grow with the addition of the Mercyville orphanage in the village of Polonulig on the island of Mindanao. In addition, the Philippines Medical Boat Mission Project ministered to suffering people in remote, sea-locked villages. Medical and
evangelical teams provided health care through two- and three-day clinics in churches and homes.
World Vision opened the Manila office in 1972. Staff sought to improve communities and continued sharing the message of the Gospel. By the end of the decade World Vision sponsored 29,750 children. Community development projects provided a comprehensive approach to integrate
development among the small islands, which typically have few resources and are inaccessible during rough seas. Projects there sought to promote fishing, health care, sanitation, and education. The Ilin Island Fishing Project benefited 600 people by promoting self-sufficiency through agricultural production, increased fishing harvests, and improved water supplies.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Victoria Ceralbo to expand her farming and livestock business where she raises hogs.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $300 to buy feed to raise and sell healthier, fatter animals to support her family.
Victoria has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Victoria is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Victoria's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Victoria and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Victoria Ceralbo to improve her farming, food, and livestock business. She invested her loan of $300 to buy feed to raise and sell healthier, fatter animals to support her family.
Victoria has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Victoria has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Victoria's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Victoria received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Victoria hopes to send children to school, repair or expand their home, and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Victoria and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.