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Anita is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 for barn repairs, feed and piglets.
Anita, the mother of four, raises hogs to support her family; one child still depends on her income. Her barn that houses the hogs is in need of repairs.
Anita is requesting a World Vision microloan to purchase feed, in bulk, to ensure the hogs she raises are healthy for market. She also wants to purchase more piglets to increase her profits and make the needed barn repairs.
Any additional income will be used to finance her child’s schooling, her family's daily consumption needs and to reinvest in her hog-raising business to ensure a steady income and savings. She will be able to continue to provide her community with high-quality meat and by-products.
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 a small business loan for Anita Mahilum to expand her food and livestock business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 for barn repairs, feed and piglets. Anita has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $12.
In addition to repaying her loan, Anita is using additional income to purchase food for the animals and maintain or repair equipment. Anita's 4 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Anita and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Anita Mahilum to improve her food and livestock business. She invested her loan of $250 to repair her barn and buy feed and piglets.
Anita has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Anita has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for her family and expand the current business.
Anita's 4 children continue to study in school.
The loan Anita received helped her business expand, and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Anita hopes to continue to send her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Her loan has been repaid in full, 100%.
These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Anita and World Vision Micro!