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Eva is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to buy merchandise to sell.
Eva Quiachon is an ambitious, hardworking mother of three, ages 7, 9, and 17. She provides for them as best she can with earnings she makes through her sari-sari (convenience) store, but she has a limited inventory, which is limiting her earnings. She would like to attract more customers and increase her income by selling items such as soft drinks, canned goods, rice, noodles, snack foods and various toiletries, but due to a lack of money she has not been able to make additional purchases.
With a loan from World Vision, Eva will be able to grow her business and attract more customers. The profits she earns will allow her provide her children with an education, with healthier meals, as well as improve their living conditions.
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 Eva Quiachon to expand her retail and grocery business where she owns a small shop. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 by buying merchandise to sell.
Eva has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $7. In addition to repaying her loan, Eva is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Eva's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Eva and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Eva Quiachon to improve her sari-sari (variety) store. She invested her loan of $150 to buy soft drinks, canned goods, rice, noodles, snack foods and various toiletries to sell.
Eva 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.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Eva hopes to continue sending her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand her store further.
Thank you for your support of Eva and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another deserving entrepreneur in the same community.