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Pacita is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $350 additional capital for direct selling of cosmetics.
Pacita Rosales has the perseverance of a woman in her thirties! At the age of 56, she is good at selling products from Avon, Natasha, Tupperware and MSE. She is determined to keep her youngest child at school. Her name is Pilar; she is 16 years old.
A World Vision micro loan would help Pacita expand her cosmetic product line. Income from profits will go toward her daughter's school fees and the family's daily consumption.
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.
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 Pacita Rosales to expand her health/beauty business where she sells cosmetics.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $350 additional capital to buy more cosmetics to sell. Pacita has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $17.
In addition to repaying her loan, Pacita is using her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for her family, and expand the current business. Pacita's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Pacita and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Pacita Rosales to expand her health/beauty business. She invested her loan of $350 additional capital in direct selling of cosmetics.
Pacita has now repaid her loan in full. Pacita has used her additional income to pay school fees and to purchase food and other daily necessities for her family.
Pacita's 3 children continue to study in school.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Pacita hopes to continue sending her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand her current business further.
Thank you for your support of Pacita and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another deserving entrepreneur in the same community.