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Susan is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $575 to purchase more fish.
Susan Oribiana relies on her production of dried fish to support her family. She is from Brookes Point, Palawan Philippines.
With a dream of improving her family's living condition, she always make sure that she is producing dried fish. However, she has a difficult time maximizing her profit due to limited funds. A loan will help her buy more fish to dry.
Her income will be for family daily consumption and reinvestment in the same business.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing sector.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Susan Oribiana to expand her retail and grocery business where she makes dried fish.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $575 by buying more fish.
Susan has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $28.
In addition to repaying her loan, Susan is using additional income to purchase food for the family and pay for transportation. Susan's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Susan and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Susan Oribiana to improve her retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $575 to purchase more fish.
Susan has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Susan has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Susan's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Susan received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Susan hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Susan and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.