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Henrilyn is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 for fertilizer and seedlings .
It has been four years since Henrilyn started farming in her native town of Inopacan, Leyte. She is 32 years old with two children: Helena Karylle-9, Casandra Izabel-5. She is hardworking and out of her income from farming, Henrilyn provides for her children's needs.
Henrilyn dreams of improving her farm, so she can continue to grow her business. With the help of a World Vision microloan, she plans to buy fertilizer and seedlings to get a healthy crop and maximum yielda at market.
Any additional income will be used to finance her children’s schooling, provide for family daily consumption and to reinvest in her farm so it will remain viable and a source of a good livlihood.
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 Omega, located in the Southern Leyte province of the Philippines, is home to a large population of farmers and fishermen. On average, 11 of the Philippines’ approximately 24 annual typhoons affect this area. Along with poor farming and fishing practices, this contributes to the depletion of natural resources, which affects economic prosperity. Farmers mainly grow rice, coconut, and sugar cane. Fruit and vegetable production is limited, and many families struggle to find sufficient nutrients.
Nearly 50 percent of the area’s residents live in poverty. As a result of economic struggles, many children drop out of school and seek work in places such as the sugar cane fields or urban areas. These children often face exploitation and abuse.
In Omega, World Vision is helping community members create a more sustainable future by providing training in livestock raising and fertilizer production, distributing small loans, and developing businesses. We are also educating families about child rights and operating children’s associations.
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Henrilyn Suarez to improve her farming business. She invested her loan of $300 for fertilizer and seedlings.
Henrilyn has now repaid her loan in full. She used her additional income to pay school fees and purchase food and other daily necessities for her family.
Henrilyn's 2 children continue to study in school.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Henrilyn hopes to continue sending her children to school, repair or expand their home, and expand her business further.
Thank you for your support of Henrilyn and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another deservng entrepreneur in the same community.