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Lina is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $200 Purchase piglets and feed.
Lina Calog has been raising pigs since 1980. She has been doing the best she can to improve their livelihood in order to help her husband pay the expenses in their home. She raises pigs for four months and then sells them. The income has gone far in buying her family food, clothes, and other basic needs. She has five children; her eldest child is 24. She promised herself that all her children will go to college, even if it means that she has to work 24 hours a day in order to earn enough money to support their education. Now, she plans to buy additional piglets and feed with a loan from World Vision. This loan will benefit her whole family, expand her business, and allow her to earn a larger income.
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.
After receiving her loan from World Vision, Lina Calog immediately bought piglets and feed. Now, she enjoys seeing her pigs grow very healthy. The loan was a big help to her family. Without the loan, she might have had to stop raising pigs.
Lina Calog repaid her loan. However, she had some challenges with her business near the end of the loan term.
One of her pigs got sick and died before it was ready to be sold. Lina was very disappointed because she had been expecting so much from her business. Because of her loss, she was slightly delayed in repaying her loan. However, she earned enough from the sale of her other pigs that she was able to repay her loan with profits to spare.
She would still like to thank you for funding her loan. World Vision is encouraging her to continue in her work despite her recent setback. Please pray for her as she continues to work hard to support her family.
These repaid loan funds are now being made available to support another entrepreneur in Lina's community.