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Bebith is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $75 to purchase piglets and feed.
Bebith Martinez lives in the community of Bindoy, Negros Oriental where she manages a small farm and piggery business. It is her desire to be able to continue her business and earn a greater income for her family. Bebith has two sons whom she loves very much, Mark James (17) and Ryan Keem (15).
She has requested a loan from World Vision in order to help her purchase more rice seedlings for her farm and piglets for her piggery. It is her goal to be a successful farm and piggery owner. She intends to use the income from her business in order to send her children to school.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
The community of Mountain View is located in a boot-shaped province on Negros Island in the Philippines. Home to Mt. Kanlaon, an active volcano, the area is rich with natural resources. With convenient access to a variety of markets, the community is emerging as a promising frontier for investors.
Economic activities revolve around agriculture, fishery, and forestry. Environmental degradation is a pressing concern. The region has been identified as one of the lowest income-earning areas in the country. Families struggle to acquire proper nutrients, and some do not have access to clean water. Malnutrition and disease are constant concerns. Families are hindered by poor road conditions, and many children drop out of school.
In Mountain View, World Vision has provided community members with key employment skills, including training in food processing and assistance in livestock rearing. We have also provided medical and housing assistance, supplemental food for malnourished children, fees and materials for children to attend school, and educational support for child laborers.
Bebith used the funding she received from her loan to acquire the supplies she needs for business. She was able to purchase fertilizer for her corn and feed for her hogs. Thanks to the loan Bebith's dreams of improving her business has been made possible. She hopes that her hogs will grow healthy and she will be able to sell them. She is also looking forward to harvesting her crops.
Bebith is repaying her loan on time. Thank you for supporting Bebith and World Vision Micro!
The loan has saved Bebith from endless worry on where to find funds for her farming needs. Bebith also concentrates on raising farm animals like carabao (water buffalo) and cows.
Bebith has repaid her loan in full! These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Bebith and World Vision Micro.