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Leonila is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy more ingredients for making halo-halo.
Leonila lives in Maragondon, Cavite and is a mother of four children. For a living, she makes and sells snacks like banana cue and halo-halo (a famous desert in the Philippines) to support her family. Halo-halo is a sweet concoction of preserved beans, coconut meat, jackfruit, sweet yam, ice cream, shaved ice, cheese and sugar. Leonila also makes skewers for an income.
Leonila hopes to improve her halo-halo business in order to better provide for her family but she lacks the financial capital to do so. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy more stock of ingredients such as jars of sweet yam, evaporated milk, shaved ice, sugar, coconut meat and sweet beans. This loan will be a big help for Leonila's business because it is the start of the school year and most of her customers are students.
The additional profits will go towards her children’s education and the family's daily consumption.
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.
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 Leonila De jesus to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $175 to buy more ingredients for making halo-halo(Filipino dessert). Leonila has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $8.
In addition to repaying her loan, Leonila is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Leonila's 4 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Leonila and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting Leonila De Jesus’s food business through World Vision Micro. Leonila invested her small business loan of $175 to buy more ingredients for making halo-halo.
She has made weekly payments of $8 and has now fully repaid her loan.
With the profits from her business, Leonila decided to pay her children's school fees and purchase food for the family. Leonila’s goal for the future is to earn enough so that she can expand the business and take out another loan.
Leonila’s four children remain in school. Because of your donation, Leonila is able to provide a better future for her family.
Thank you for providing Leonila with hope and a future. These funds are now being recycled to support another hardworking entrepreneur in the same community.