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Constancia is from Philippines. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $150 for additional grocery stocks.
Constancia may be 64, but she is ambitious and still earns an income by operating a Sari-sari (variety) store. Her eight children are grown and now she needs to look after herself and have some savings for her future well-being.
Constancia needs additional capital so that she can buy more items for her store, like sacks of rice, soap, detergent, cooking oil, spices and snack foods. Once her store is fully stocked, she can win more customers in her neighborhood. She can also compete well with other Sari-sari store owners in the community.
Any income will be used for Constancia's daily needs, healthcare, savings and reinvestment in her sari-sari store to ensure she can work for many more years.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% of our loans.
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 Constancia Guiroy to expand her retail business where she sells sari-saris. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 in additional stock.
Constancia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $7.
In addition to repaying her loan, Constancia is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Constancia's eight children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Constancia and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Constancia Guiroy to improve her retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $150 for additional grocery items to restock her store.
Constancia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Constancia has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand her current business.
Constancia's 8 children continue to study in school.
The loan Constancia received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Constancia hopes to repair or expand their home and expand her current business.
Thank you for your support of Constancia and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.