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Felicisima is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase fertilizer.
Felicisima Torino is a farmer from Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. She is 36 years old, married, with three children ages 12, 13 and 14. Her farm is her only source of income.
Felicisima is requesting a World Vision loan so that she can buy more fertilizer for her farm to increase her crop yield.
Any profits would assure her family of a healthy diet, better quality of life and school fees paid on time.
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 Felicisima Torino to expand her farming business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 to purchase fertilizer.
Felicisima has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Felicisima is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Felicisima's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Felicisima and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Felicisima Torino to improve her farming business. She invested her loan of $250 to purchase fertilizer.
Felicisima has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Felicisima has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Felicisima's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Felicisima received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Felicisima 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 Felicisima and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.