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Kathleen is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $175 to expand inventory.
Kathleen Presbitero is from Sogod, Cebu where she has a food vending business selling meat products, like hotdogs and longganisa. Business is good, but she is wanting to increase her profits and feels that adding more items to her inventory would be a good way to do that. Kathleen is requesting funding from World Vision to purchase additional items like rice, fruit juice, bread and banana cue (a popular snack item in the Philippines of deep fried bananas coated in caramelized brown sugar, usually skewered in bamboo stick).
Kathleen is a hard worker and is also raising 3 children: Ionah Hyacinth-11, Lourd Rashid-8 and Lance Ulrick-5. All of her income goes to providing for their daily needs and schooling. She wants her children to have a good life and to get a good education. The extra income would help her pay the school fees so that they can stay in school.
Being a successful business women is important to Kathleen. She wants to show her children that by working hard you can have a better life.
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.
Kathleen used her loan to continue selling frozen and processed meats. She noticed she is able to deliver more orders and accommodate more requests because she now has the capacity to meet her customers' needs. She is grateful for this help.
Her extra income helps to pay her children's school fees. Kathleen is making her loan payments on time.
Kathleen's business has grown and continues to generate a profit. She provides more nutritious food for her family and continues to pay the school fees for her three children.
Her loan is paid in full. These funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Kathleen and World Vision Micro!