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Berlin is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase feed and fertilizer.
Berlin Bayawa is a 36 year old mother of three children, ages are: 1, 11 and 16. She lives with her family in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, where she works very hard at farming and raising hogs, to help provide for her family.
With a loan from World Vision, Berlin will be able to purchase more hog feed and fertilizer. She will also be able to sustain/grow her farm and increase her income. With the additional income, Berlin will be able to provide for all of her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens 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.
The community of Mountain View is located in a boot-shaped province on Negros Island in the Philippines. Home to Mt. Kanlaon, an active volcano, the area is rich with natural resources. With convenient access to a variety of markets, the community is emerging as a promising frontier for investors.
Economic activities revolve around agriculture, fishery, and forestry. Environmental degradation is a pressing concern. The region has been identified as one of the lowest income-earning areas in the country. Families struggle to acquire proper nutrients, and some do not have access to clean water. Malnutrition and disease are constant concerns. Families are hindered by poor road conditions, and many children drop out of school.
In Mountain View, World Vision has provided community members with key employment skills, including training in food processing and assistance in livestock rearing. We have also provided medical and housing assistance, supplemental food for malnourished children, fees and materials for children to attend school, and educational support for child laborers.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Berlin Bayawa to expand her farming and hog raising business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 to purchase feed and fertilizer.
Berlin has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Berlin is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Berlin's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Berlin and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Berlin Bayawa to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $250 to purchase feed and fertilizer.
Berlin has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Berlin has used her additional income to pay school fees and expand the current business.
Berlin's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Berlin received helped her business expand, and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Berlin hopes to continue to send her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Berlin has repaid her loan in full, 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Berlin and World Vision Micro!