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Mariam is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy sheep.

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Mariam is from Ethiopia. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy sheep.

  • Top Goals To buy sheep
  • Children Helped 7

Mariam's Story

Mariam is a farmer who raises sheep. With a loan from World Vision she plans to purchase more sheep to raise and sell for a good profit.

Mariam is confident that her business can succeed. When her business prospers, it will benefit others in her community as well. Mariam will soon have the money she needs to spend at other local vendors who sell the basic necessities her family needs - stimulating the local economy. Mariam is excited to use the profits from her loan to improve her family's lifestyle.

Mariam is the mother of 7 children. With her additional income, she will also send her children to a good school. In the future, she hopes to buy hybridized cows to supply the community with good quality beef.

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Industry Info

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.

Mariam's Community

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Mariam's Mid Term Update June 20, 2014

Thank you for empowering Mariam Bari with the opportunity to expand her livestock business. With the $150 loan Mariam was able to buy more sheep to raise and sell for profit.

Mariam is on her way to repaying her small business loan, as she makes weekly payments of $2. Thanks to the profits she has earned, Mariam can afford to pay for transportation, provide her family with healthcare, and start a new business.

Mariam hopes to continue to send his seven children to school and provide them with a brighter future.

Thank you for supporting hardworking entrepreneurs like Mariam and World Vision Micro!

Mariam's Final Update December 19, 2014

While Mariam Bari initially invested in her business loan by purchasing to buy sheep, she has struggled to repay her loan. Although we continued to work with Mariam to help her reestablish her business, we regret to report that Mariam has now defaulted on her loan.

Mariam prays that she will someday be able to restart her business so that she can better provide for her family. Mariam would like to sincerely thank all the donors who partnered with her. Please pray for Mariam and her family during this difficult time.

Despite the fact that World Vision boasts a repayment rate greater than 98%, there will always be some loans that do not get fully repaid. While World Vision does everything it can to ensure that this does not happen, it is an unfortunate reality that must be recognized when providing loans to less fortunate populations.

Thank you for your understanding, and your support of World Vision Micro. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our Customer Care line at 1-888-511-6444.

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  • Vanessa
    December 20, 2013
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  • Bill
    December 20, 2013
    Contributed to 87 other loans

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