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Romeo is from Philippines. He has 5 children. He needs a loan of $250 to purchase more hogs and feed .
Romeo Dinglasa is a father of three, his children are: Mark-18, Mahatiza-12 and Mae Kris -6. He lives with his family in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, where he works very hard raising hogs to earn a livng for his family.
With a loan from World Vision, Romeo will be able to purchase more quality hog feed and more hogs to sell. He will also be able to expand his business and increase his income. With the additional income, Romeo will be able to provide for his family's daily needs, pay for his childrens education and reinvest in his hog raising business.
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 the loan for Romeo Dinglasa to improve his farming and livestock business. He invested his loan of $250 to purchase more hogs and feed.
Romeo has now repaid his loan in full. In addition to repaying his loan, Romeo has used his additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business.
Romeo's five children continue to study in school.
The loan Romeo received helped his business expand and the profits he is earning create lasting improvements in his life. In the future Romeo hopes to continue to send his children to school and repair his home.
Thank you for your support of Romeo and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.