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Alma is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase supplies.
Alma Pagran is a resident of Mabinay, Negros Oriental where she and her husband raise and sell pigs for a living. They are wanting to increase their income to better provide for the family. Their plan to do this is by purchasing more piglets. They are asking for funding from World Vision to have the funding to make this possible.
They have 3 children: Jemiamah-10, Joel-6 and Jemabell-4. With their current income, it is difficult to give them much of a life. All of their income goes to providing for just the bare necessities. They are concerned about having enough to pay for schooling and other needs as they grow older.
An increased income would also allow them to save for their future needs, especially schooling. They want all 3 children to be able to go to school and get a good 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.
Alma used her loan to purchase hog feed. With a good supply and hard work, Alma's hogs are healthy and growing. She is grateful that she has enough feed for her animals and she does not have to borrow money from neighbors or take feed on credit from a sari-sari store.
She is making her payments on time. Thank you for supporting Alma and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Alma Pagran to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $250 by buying farm equipment and supplies.
Alma has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Alma has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Alma's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Alma received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Alma hopes to send children to school and expand the current business.
Alma has repaid her loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting and Alma World Vision Micro!