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Rosalina is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase a cow and supplies for making copra.
Rosalina Arroz is a mother of one child, she lives with her family in Brookes Point, Palawan. Rosalina works hard at making copra, (treated coconut shell husk that is fed to cattle.) and raising farm animals for profit, to help provide for her family. Right now Rosalina lacks the funds needed to sustain her farm and supplies for making copra.
With a loan from World Vision, Rosalina will be able to purchase a cow for her farm and supplies to continue making copra. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow her business and increase her income. With the additional income, Rosalina will be able to provide for all of her family's daily needs, create a savings and reinvest in her business.
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 Rosalina Arroz to expand her farming and livestock business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to purchase a cow and supplies for making copra.
Rosalina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $23.
In addition to repaying her loan, Rosalina is using additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Rosalina's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Rosalina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Rosalina Arroz to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $475 to purchase a cow and supplies for making copra.
Rosalina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Rosalina has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business.
Rosalina's young child continues to study in school.
Thank you for your support of Rosalina and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.