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Lilibeth is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase needed materials.
Lilibeth Arong'a lives in Hilongos, Leyte with her family, where she is invested in Seaweed Farming. From farming seasweed, Lilibeth earns an average income of Php 10,000.00/ two months (which averages to about $120 American dollars/month).
The loan requested from World Vision will be used to buy straw and wooden pegs that helps in the process of farming the seaweed. She plans to buy sacks of charcoal to resell as well.
Lilibeth hopes to have a comfortable and well-furnished house, so she plans to save some of the money from her income to accomplish this. Most of her income will be for her children's education and family's 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 Omega, located in the Southern Leyte province of the Philippines, is home to a large population of farmers and fishermen. On average, 11 of the Philippines’ approximately 24 annual typhoons affect this area. Along with poor farming and fishing practices, this contributes to the depletion of natural resources, which affects economic prosperity. Farmers mainly grow rice, coconut, and sugar cane. Fruit and vegetable production is limited, and many families struggle to find sufficient nutrients.
Nearly 50 percent of the area’s residents live in poverty. As a result of economic struggles, many children drop out of school and seek work in places such as the sugar cane fields or urban areas. These children often face exploitation and abuse.
In Omega, World Vision is helping community members create a more sustainable future by providing training in livestock raising and fertilizer production, distributing small loans, and developing businesses. We are also educating families about child rights and operating children’s associations.
Lilibeth's loan was used to purchase additional supplies for seaweed farming. She bought straw, wooden pegs, baskets, and renovation supplies for her platform.
She is repaying her loan on time. Thank you for supporting Lilibeth and World Vision Micro!
Lilibeth is enjoying the results of her hard work. Thanks to the loan, her platform is better and she has been able to meet her family's needs, including food and school expenses.
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 Lilibeth and World Vision Micro!