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Gais is from Philippines. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $225 For farm maintenance.
Gais Musayan has been relying on farming as his source of income since 2009. He currently has a need to purchase fertilizers and other farm maintenance necessities. He does not have enough capital to purchase these things.
If he is able to purchase fertilizer, he will be able to continue his business and hopes to generate more income.
Any additional income he receives will go to his family's daily consumption, his children's education, and any new business opportunities that arise.
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.
Gais used the loan he received to purchase fertilizer and farming tools for maintenance. He can now expect a better yield of his vegetables during the harvest season. His business will likely improve as his crops improve. So far, he has a good repayment record and hopes to continue to make regular payments.
After months of working, Gais noticed the improvement on his crops following his use of fertilizer. His crops helped provide food for his family.
His loan is fully repaid. Now these loan funds are available to help another worthy entrepreneur in Gais' community. Thank you for supporting Gais and World Vision Micro!