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Dajima is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase additional items for her Sari-sari store.
Dajima Gilbuena is 47 years old and is from Consolacion, Cebu. She has two children, Kelen Leslie and Eliezer, who are studying in college. She has owned her Sari-Sari Store (or small corner store) since 1989. Dajima carries lots of different products and has many loyal customers.
With a loan from World Vision Dajima plans to purchase canned goods, medicines, soft drinks, rice, snack foods, soap, and cellphone charges for users.
With the profit from this business it will ensure her children a better future and will support their education.
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 Dajima Gilbuena to expand her sari-sari store.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $425 to purchase additional items for her sari-sari store.
Dajima has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $21.
In addition to repaying her loan, Dajima is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk, and expand the current business. Dajima's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Dajima and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Dajima Gilbuena to improve her food, retail, and grocery business. She invested her loan of $425 to purchase additional items for her sari-sari store.
Dajima has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Dajima has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Dajima's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Dajima received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Dajima hopes to send children to school, repair or expand their home, and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Dajima and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.