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Marina is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase supplies for her store.
Marina owns a general store and is committed to working hard: “I am the only one working and I plan to have business expansion this year.” She needs a loan to purchase more groceries and other items to have merchandise available to sell in her store. With a more fully stocked store, she will attract more customers and make a better profit
Marina is 48-years-old and lives with her five children, Bless, Karin, Kathy, Dave, and Aime, in Espanola, Palawan. She will use her profits to provide for her family and invest in another business opportunity.
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.
Marina used the loan money she received to invest in her store. She has been able to purchase more inventory to sell. The increase in inventory will help her to gain more customers.
Her sales have gone up, especially over the weekends. Her increase in sales is helping her profits to also increase. She now has a higher income which allows her to take care of her family.
She is paying her loan on time. Thank you for supporting Marina and World Vision Micro!
Marina's store is doing well. The loan made it possible for her to increase her inventory. Fuller store displays helped her to attract more customers. As a result both her sales and profits increased.
Her increase in profit allowed her to begin saving. She plans to use the money she has saved to do renovatiosn on her store. She is looking to expand even more in the future.
Marina has paid her loan back in full. These funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Marina and World Vision Micro!