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Botelio is from Philippines. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $75 to purchase farming tools and piglets .
Botelio Tungal owns a farm growing coconut and eventually turning it into copra. He struggles when the harvest season is months away and he must maintain his fields. With a World Vision loan, Botelio will be able to purchase needed items to care for his fields.
Botelio hopes to purchase piglets and raise them for additional income. He would like to open a sari-sari store as well. The income from his business will allow him to better provide for his family and ensure his children will get an education.
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.
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.
Botelio's loan has helped him with his farm and allowed him to start a new business raising hogs. He bought a new piglet to raise for income. He hopes that with a good harvest from farming, he can buy feed maintenance and make his business bigger. His loan repayments are on-time. Thank you for supporting Botelio and World Vision Micro!
Botelio's coconut farming business had a successful harvest and provided a good profit for the family. It continues to be his family's main source of income. He is grateful for the loan for this allows him to provide for his family's needs like food, clothing and savings.
His loan has been repaid in full, 100%.
These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in his community. Thank you for supporting Botelio and World Vision Micro!