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Adriana is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase supplies.
Adriana Liba lives with her husband in Brgy. Manaol, Hilongos, Leyte where she works as a rice farmer. Her husband also has a tailoring business, but they are not able to make very much money. She is asking for funding from World Vision to purchase needed supplies and fertilizer so that she can increase her profits.
Adriana and her husband have 3 grown children that they still help support. All of their income goes towards providing for their daily needs. The extra income would help them to improve their living conditions and also allow them to save some for when they can no longer work.
Their goals include enlarging the rice farm and investing some into the tailoring business to make it more profitable.
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 Omega, located in the Southern Leyte province of the Philippines, is home to a large population of farmers and fishermen. On average, 11 of the Philippines’ approximately 24 annual typhoons affect this area. Along with poor farming and fishing practices, this contributes to the depletion of natural resources, which affects economic prosperity. Farmers mainly grow rice, coconut, and sugar cane. Fruit and vegetable production is limited, and many families struggle to find sufficient nutrients.
Nearly 50 percent of the area’s residents live in poverty. As a result of economic struggles, many children drop out of school and seek work in places such as the sugar cane fields or urban areas. These children often face exploitation and abuse.
In Omega, World Vision is helping community members create a more sustainable future by providing training in livestock raising and fertilizer production, distributing small loans, and developing businesses. We are also educating families about child rights and operating children’s associations.
Adriana used her loan to buy additional quality seeds and fertilizer for her rice farm. She was also able to pay some labor fees to help prepare for planting and harvest season. She is confident that she will have a bountiful harvest. Adriana is making her loan payments on time.
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Adriana Liba to improve her farming and food business. She invested her loan of $250 to purchase farming supplies.
Adriana has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Adriana has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Adriana's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Adriana received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Adriana hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Her loan has been repaid in full, 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Adriana and World Vision Micro!