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Norbilita is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase fertilizer.
Norbilita is 43 years old and runs a small business growing rice. She lives in World Vision's Mountain View region in Philippines. Norbilita has grown rice in this area for the last 3 years.
Norbilita has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase fertilizer. This will help Norbilita to grow and sell more rice which will increase her overall income.
Norbilita and her husband have 3 children, all of whom are currently studying in school. She also cares for 1 additional dependent in her home.
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.
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