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Lorna I

Lorna is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $350 to purchase additional cosmetics items to sell to customers.

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Lorna is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $350 to purchase additional cosmetics items to sell to customers.

  • Top Goals To purchase additional cosmetics items to sell to customers...
  • Children Helped 3

Lorna's Story

Lorna Into sells Avon! In addition to Avon, Lorna sells other cosmetic products in her hometown of Dawis Norte,Carmen, Cebu. She has a good business and wants to increase profitability.

A World Vision loan would allow Lorna to implement her business strategy which is to buy product when it is at a lower cost rather than buying at the full retail price which she currently pays.

Lorna is 51 years old and has three children. Her business has helped support her family.

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Industry Info

Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% of our loans.

Lorna's Community

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.

Lorna's Mid Term Update October 24, 2011

Lorna took advantage of some sale prices and thanks to the loan, she was able to have more than enough products for her loyal customers. She bought lotion and other cosmetics and then resold them for a profit.

She is diligently paying her loan on time, and is using the additional profits to help provide healthy food for the family.

Thank you for supporting Lorna!

Lorna's Final Update January 02, 2012


Lorna's friendly approach to neighbors has helped in making her business grow. At present her Avon business is doing well and this helps her pay the daily household expenses. She hopes to continue to grow her client base.

Her loan has been paid in full. These funds are now being recycled to another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

Thank you for your support of Lorna and World Vision Micro!

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