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Emengelie is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to buy fertilizer.
Emengelie is a rice farmer from Ayungon, Negros Oriental. She is married and has two children: Chena Mae- 10 and Emavie- 5. She is focused on giving her children a better chance at life which motivates her to work very hard on her farm.
Emengelie wants to increase the production of her farm. With a loan from World Vision, she will purchase the fertilizer that she needs to do so. With the profits from her harvest, she will be able to pay her children's school tuition and their fares to travel there. She will also feed her family and put some money into savings.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Emengelie Bolongaita to expand her farming and food business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 to buy fertilizer.
Emengelie has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $9.
In addition to repaying her loan, Emengelie is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Emengelie's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Emengelie and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Emengelie Bolongaita to improve her farming and food business. She invested her loan of $150 to buy fertilizer.
Emengelie has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Emengelie has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Emengelie's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Emengelie received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Emengelie hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Emengelie and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.