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Elane is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy cosmetic products to resell.
Elane Villarta is from the town of Carmen in Cebu, Philippines. Since 2009, she has been engaged in selling cosmetics from Avon, Natasha and Sara Lee. This is her way to earn an income to help raise her four children.
Her loan from World Vision will be used to purchase products from Marikina Shoe Exchange. It is her dream to see improvements in her living condition through this additional business line. Her income will be used to pay for her children's education.
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.
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.
Elane's loan was used to purchase additional items from Avon. She focused on buying items that were on sale to increase her profits. She purchased lipstick, hand and body lotion, body powder, and cologne.
So far, she has a good repayment record.
Thank you for supporting Elane and World Vision Micro!
Elane's loan has improved her business in a big way. The addition of variety of items has only increased her profits and customer loyalty. Elane can pay for her children's education and better meet their daily needs.
At present, her loan has been repaid in full. These funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Elane and World Vision Micro!