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Epefania is from Philippines. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $150 to buy hog feed.
Epefania Guzman is 38 years old and lives in Bais, Philippines. She has raised hogs since April 2005 in order to earn a living. Epefania frequently does not have the money she needs to continue raising her hogs properly.
With a loan from World Vision, she will buy hog feed. As her hogs are sold for a profit, she will use the income to renovate her house, buy home furnishings and food for her family, and she will save for her three year old son Khervey's 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.
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.
Epefania used her loan from World Vision to purchase hog feed for her animals. She is grateful for to opportunity to help her family with this loan.
So far, she has a good repayment record. Thank you from Epefania and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Epefania Guzman to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $150 by buying hog feed.
Epefania has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Epefania has used her additional income to purchase food for her family and expand the current business. Epefania's 1 child continues to study in school.
The loan Epefania received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Epefania hopes to repair or expand her home and expand the current business.
These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Epefania and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for your support of Epefania and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.