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Lucia is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase more piglets to raise.
Lucia Pastidio is 53 years old from Bindoy, Negros Oriental in the Philippines. While she does not earn a lot, she can put food on the table for her family. She has four children ages 21, 16, 10 and 6 years old. Lucia wants to do more for her family. She wants to earn a better income to be able to support their needs.
Lucia knows that she can earn more than she is earning now with a loan from World Vision, as she will be able to buy enough feed for her pigs. With faith in God, coupled with hard work, Lucia knows that her life will eventually change. Her income will primarily be used for her children's education and daily consumption.
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.
Lucia's loan provides feed for her pigs.
She was also able to buy some nipa palm that will help renovate her barn and serves as roof.
Through her family's cooperation, she is paying her loan on time.
Thank you for supporting Lucia and World Vision Micro!
Lucia's business in hog raising was improved and has generated a good profit after selling her grown hogs. She was able to start a farming business too. She is also into planting bananas for an additional income.
Her loan has been repaid in full, 100%.
These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Lucia and World Vision Micro!