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Geneviv is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 Buying ingredients to make food.
Geneviv Presbitero is 32 years old. She has run her small food business from her home since 2000. While she is a good cook, and people are happy to buy from her, her profits are small.
Her problem is that she lacks money to improve her food business. She can only sell as much food as she can cook, and she often runs out of the ingredients she needs.
The loan will help improve her business operations and make it more sustainable. She plans to use the loan to buy additional food ingredients to cook and resell.
Her business goal is to increase profitability of her business, as the income she earns will help buy the basic needs in their family. Geneviv has four children.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% 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.
With the use of this loan Geneviv was able to find a workplace where she could attract more customers. Business has improved and her profits have helped to sustain her family and their basic needs.
Geneviv has kept her payments up to date.
Geneviv now sells more cooked food as well as refreshments and snack foods. Some of the income generated has been spent on her children's school fees.
With a good attitude on budgeting, Geneviv has repaid her loan.