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Judith O

Judith is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase a larger variety of store inventory.

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Judith is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase a larger variety of store inventory.

  • Top Goals To purchase a larger variety of store inventory

Judith's Story

Judith helps to support her family by operating a convenience store in the Palawan province of the Philippines. She has plans for expanding and improving her store to make it more profitable, but lacks the capital to invest.

A loan from World Vision will allow Judith to be able to purchase a greater variety of products to
sell. This improvement will generate additional income which Judith will use to provide the daily necessities for her family and renovate her house. In the future, Judith plans to continue to reinvest in her business.

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Industry Info

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.

Judith's Community

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.

Judith's Mid Term Update February 20, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Judith. With her loan from World Vision, Judith bought additional merchandise to restock her store. It makes her store looked more full and attractive to her customers.

Judith continues to repay her loan on time. Thank you for supporting Judith and World Vision Micro!

Judith's Final Update April 30, 2012


Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Judith Ortiz to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $150 to purchase a larger variety of store inventory.

Judith has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Judith has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business.

The loan Judith received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Judith hopes to repair or expand her home and expand the current business.

Thank you for your support of Judith and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

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3 Donors

  • Vanessa
    December 06, 2011
    Contributed to 50 other loans
  • Jim & Donna
    December 12, 2011
    Contributed to 6 other loans
  • Jim
    December 12, 2011
    Contributed to 22 other loans

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