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Linda is from Philippines. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $275 to buy fertilizer .
Linda lives in Brookes Point, Palawan, Philippines with her husband and eight children, aged one to sixteen. She works hard farming coconuts and her husband drives their tricycle to support their family, but there is not enough money to buy fertilizer for the coconut farm and gasoline for the tricycle.
A loan from World Vision would provide funds to purchase fertilizer, which Linda is confident will allow her to grow a larger coconut crop, which will increase her income.
The additional income will allow Linda to pay for the children’s school fees, as well as provide for 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.
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 Linda Maddas to expand her farming business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $275 to buy fertilizer.
Linda has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $13. In addition to repaying her loan, Linda is using the additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and purchase fertilizer. Linda's 8 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Linda and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Linda Maddas to improve her farming business. She invested her loan of $275 to buy fertilizer.
Linda has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Linda has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Linda's 8 children continue to study in school.
The loan Linda received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Linda hopes to continue to send her children to school, repair or expand their home, and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Linda and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.