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Melba is from Philippines. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase vegetables, meat, spices and merchandise for the store.
Melba is engaged in a sari-sari store business (a corner store) and food vending business. Her loan from World Vision will be used to buy vegetables, meat and spices for the restaurant and merchandise for her store.
Melba is 67 years old and has raised seven children who are now grown. She relies on the income from her business to provide for her needs.
Her income from this loan will be used for her family's daily consumption, reinvestment into the business and savings.
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 Melba Ebe to expand her services and grocery business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $450 to purchase vegetables, meat, spices, and merchandise for the store.
Melba has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $22.
In addition to repaying her loan, Melba is using additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Melba's 7 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Melba and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Melba Ebe to improve her services and grocery business. She invested her loan of $450 to purchase vegetables, meat, spices and merchandise for the store.
Melba has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Melba has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand her current business.
Melba's 7 children continue to study in school.
The loan Melba received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Melba hopes to repair or expand their home and expand her current business.
Thank you for your support of Melba and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.