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Allan is from Philippines. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $100 to buy bamboo for skewer-making.
Allan lives in Maragondon, province of Cavite, Philippines. He supports his three children (Joreniel-12, Joy Ann-11 and Mylene-7) by making bamboo skewers and driving a tricycle.
With a loan from World Vision, Allan will be able to buy more bamboo for his skewer business. He dreams of being able to provide for his family's basic needs and also his children's schooling.
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.
The community of Children’s Helper is located in the province of Cavite in the Philippine islands, to the southwest of Manila. Like most of the Philippines, the region experiences dry weather from December through June and a rainy season from July through November. Floods and typhoons are common threats.
Fishing is a major source of income, with catches including milkfish, crabs, tilapia, mussels, and oysters. Other income-generating activities include agriculture, livestock production, and industrial jobs. Often, families do not earn enough to meet basic needs and children drop out of school to find work. Many children are underweight. The community has access to a shallow well and several pumping stations that provide them with water for household needs.
In Children’s Helper, World Vision is assisting families with income generation through loans and retail projects such as making and selling soap. We are also providing medical checkups and healthcare for children.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Allan Anglo to expand his manufacturing business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $100 to buy bamboo for skewer-making. Allan has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $5.
In addition to repaying his loan, Allan is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Allan's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Allan and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting Allan Anglo’s manufacturing business through World Vision Micro. Allan invested his small business loan of $100 to buy bamboo for skewer-making. He has made weekly payments of $5 and has now fully repaid his loan.
With the profits from his business, Allan decided to pay his children's school fees, purchase food for his family and expand the current business. Allan’s goal for the future is to earn enough so that he can expand the current business and take out another loan.
Allan’s three children remain in school. Because of your donation, Allan is able to provide a better future for his children.
Allan was able to pay his remaining loan balance and plans to take out another loan soon for the expansion of his business.
Thank you for providing Allan with hope and a future through a donation to World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another hardworking entrepreneur in the same community.