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Riza is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy hog feed and fertilizer.
Riza is a hardworking mother of four who maintains a farm and a hog raising business in the town of Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. She is 54 years old and is grateful that in spite of her age, she still enjoys her main source of livelihood--farming. She needs hog food for her animals and fertilizer to have an excellent crop yield this growing season.
A World Vision microloan will enable Riza to buy fertilizer and commercial feed, in bulk, for her hogs. Healthy hogs and a high-yield harvest will bring the economic boost Riza needs to have good profits this year.
Any additional income will be used to raise her family's living standards and provide a healthier diet. Her savings will be reinvested in her farm, so Riza can keep supplying her quality products to the local market.
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.
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Riza Cadiz to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $150 to buy hog feed and fertilizer.
Riza has now repaid her loan in full. She used her additional income to purchase food and other basic necessities for her family.
Riza's 4 children continue to study in school.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Riza hopes to repair or expand their home and expand her business further.
Thank you for your support of Riza and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another deserving entrepreneur in the same community.