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Josefa is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase additional farm supplies.
Since last year, Josefa Mohammad is into farming to support her family. This earns her Php 6,000.00/month. She is from Espanola, Palawan. She has 3 children: Radsnie-21,Junie-13 and Radsna-9.
With the money from the loan, she plans to buy more farming tools and farming maintenance like fertilizer and pesticides. Business profitability is her main goal so that she can send her children to school. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption, her children's education and possible new business opportunities.
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.
Farm supplies like fertilizer and herbicides were bought after Josefa received her loan money.
At present they are working hard tilling their land and expecting a better harvest that would boost their finances.
She is paying her loan on time. Thank you for supporting Josefa and World Vision Micro!
Her farming business is doing well and provide better for her family’s consumption needs.
Aside from this, she was able to save some money for her savings too.
Josefa has repaid her loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Josefa and World Vision Micro!