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Conie is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase more coffee and supplements .
Conie Udtohan is a 30 year old mother of two children, ages are: 5 and 7. Conie lives with her family in
Sogod, Cebu, where she works very hard marketing and selling supplements and coffee products to her local community, to help provide for her family. At this time, Conie lacks the funds needed to purchase more merchandise, such as coffee and supplements to sell for profit.
With a loan from World Vision, Conie will be able to purchase all the coffee and supplements needed to continue her business successfully. She'll be able to gain more customers, expand her business and incraese her income. With the additional income, Conie will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens education.
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 Conie Udtohan to expand her retail and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $200 to purchase more coffee and supplements. Conie has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $10.
In addition to repaying her loan, Conie is using additional income to purchase food for the family, purchase school supplies, and expand the current business. Conie's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Conie and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Conie Udtohan to improve her retail business. She invested her loan of $200 to purchase more coffee and supplements.
Conie has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Conie has used her income to pay her children's school fees and provide food for her family.
Conie's two children continue to study in school.
The loan Conie received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Conie hopes to send other children to school, repair her home and expand her current business.
Thank you for your support of Conie and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.