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Alberto is from Philippines. He has 6 children. He needs a loan of $200 Buying piglets and feed.
Alberto Callao is an active member of World Vision microfinance. He raises and fattens hogs for butchering. This is a very profitable business in his area. The loan will be used to supply Mr. Callao’s needs in this business like purchasing feed, as well as new piglets to raise and fatten.
He is 55 years old, married to Saturnina and together they have 6 children. His eldest child is 35 years old and the youngest is 20. He joined World Vision microfinance because he hoped to be able to improve his family’s living conditions and to help his children continue to further their 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.
Alberto has used his loan to purchase food supplement and four piglets. With these purchases, his business has improved. If he did not receive this loan, he would have had to stop raising pigs. This would have significantly decreased his income. He is very thankful that he is able to continue raising pigs and he also maintains a good loan repayment record.
The loan enable Alberto to purchase feed for his hogs. His business has profited and Alberto was able to set aside some of his income for savings. He is happy to be doing this now for his future looks more stable. The loan, he said, has made this possible. Alberto has repaid his loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in his community. Thank you for supporting Alberto and World Vision Micro!