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Ma. Aiby is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $75 to buy firewood.
Ma. Aiby is twenty-seven years old and from Carmen Cebu. She has a one-year-old son whom she supports by making and selling firewood and charcoal. Ma. Aiby would like to develop her business into a sustainable one to support the growing needs of her baby, but she lacks the financial resources to do so.
With a loan from World Vision Ma. Aiby will be able to buy more charcoal and firewood. This will allow her to generate more income which she plans to use for her family's consumption, diapers and milk for her baby, and reinvestment in her business. She is determined to make the best out of her business so that her son can have a brighter future.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing sector.
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 Ma. Aiby Garro to expand her retail and manufacturing business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $75 to buy firewood. Ma. Aiby has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Ma. Aiby is using additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Ma. Aiby's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Ma. Aiby and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Aiby Garro to improve her retail and manufacturing business. She invested her loan of $75 to buy firewood.
Aiby has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Aiby has used her additional income to pay for her children's school fees, purchase food for her family and expand the current business.
Aiby's child continues to study in school.
The loan Aiby received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Aiby hopes to continue to send her children to school, expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Aiby and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.