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Helen is from Philippines. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy feed for hogs.
Helen is 44 years old and lives in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Philippines and has been raising hogs to support her family since 2008. Most of her income goes to support her family, so she lacks the money to adequately feed her hogs to keep them healthy.
A loan from World Vision would provide funds to purchase sacks of commercial feed for her hogs, which would allow them to grow larger and healthier. As a result Helen would be able sell her hogs at a higher price and have additional profit.
The increased income will allow Helen to pay for 7-year-old Abegail’s school fees, as well as better meet the daily needs of her family.
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.
Helen used her laon to buy sacks of hog feed. This feed is expensive, and she would not have been able to buy it without the loan that she received from World Vision. It was a relief for Helen when she was granted a loan to help her business. She is grateful, and she is repaying her loan on time.
Thank you for supporting Helen and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Helen Jumawan to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $250 to buy feed for hogs.
Helen has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Helen has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Helen's 4 children continue to study in school.
The loan Helen received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Helen hopes to continue to send her children to school, 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 Helen and World Vision Micro!