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Emily is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $100 to make improvements and purchase supplies.
Emily Ramos lives in Hagnaya, Carmen, Cebu and started weaving abaca fiber when she was young. Abaca fiber is used in making items like mats, ropes and fishing nets. She is asking for funding from World Vision so that she can make improvement in her operation and also purchase supplies. She feels that if she can improve her operation that she will be able to continue her business.
Emily has four children ranging in 7 months to 12 years old. Her fiber weaving business is their only source of income. All of her income goes to providing their daily needs and for their education. She is depending on this funding from World Vision to be able to sustain her business and give her children and better life.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing 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.
Emily Ramos received funding from World Vision to purchase additional abaca fiber for weaving. As a result of her loan, Emily is more confident in her future with the knowledge that she has supplies to work with everyday. Repaying her loan on-time, Emily is preparing for the coming school year for her children.
Thank You for supporting Emily and World Vision Micro!
Emily's business is a great help in raising her children. As her husband's income is unpredictable, she is also making sure that her profit has improved.
World Vision loan has helped her improved her strategy. Her income helps pay the school fees and food consumption.
Her loan has been paid in full, 100%. These funds are now available for another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you from Emily and World Vision Micro!