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Erlinda is from Philippines. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $675 to buy additional goods.
Erlinda Pacil lives in Trece, Caviteand has run a Sari-sari Store (General Store) since 2006. She has 6 children: Jomar-25, Ronalyn-24, Jezryl-21, Jeffrey-19, Saralee-13,Diana Joy-9.
She requested a loan so that she can buy the additional products that her customers have asked her to sell. Another purpose for this loan is for her to be able to have her teeth checked. The money will be a big help for her dental fee.
With this additional capital she plans to add a variety of products to sell, like: DXN coffee, fabric conditioner from Personal Collection, colognes and perfumes. She aims for a bigger profit from these additional products. The additional income will go to her family's daily consumption, her children's schooling 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.
The community of Children’s Helper is located in the province of Cavite in the Philippine islands, to the southwest of Manila. Like most of the Philippines, the region experiences dry weather from December through June and a rainy season from July through November. Floods and typhoons are common threats.
Fishing is a major source of income, with catches including milkfish, crabs, tilapia, mussels, and oysters. Other income-generating activities include agriculture, livestock production, and industrial jobs. Often, families do not earn enough to meet basic needs and children drop out of school to find work. Many children are underweight. The community has access to a shallow well and several pumping stations that provide them with water for household needs.
In Children’s Helper, World Vision is assisting families with income generation through loans and retail projects such as making and selling soap. We are also providing medical checkups and healthcare for children.
Erlinda owns a Sari-Sari store. The loan she received was used for her business. The money allowed her the opportunity to purchase cosmetics such as Avon, Natasha, Fuller Life, and Ion. She was able to get the inventory in bulk. She has now has a large variety to sell to her customers. This gives her an edge against her competitors.
Erlinda is expanding her business and paying her loan back on time. Thank you for supporting Erlinda and World Vision Micro!
Erlinda is happily sharing her business venture in her community. She is working to gain customers who have not shopped at her store in the past. She is convincing them to try her products. She is improving her customer base and contributing greatly to the success of her business. Her direct selling methods are really helping.
Erlinda is doing well and has paid her loan back in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Erlinda and World Vision Micro!