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Ruth is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $300 to make farming improvements.
Although Ruth has worked hard all her life, providing for her eight children, the youngest two, as best she can by harvesting coconuts, Ruth dreams of living in a comfortable home someday. To make that dream come true, she needs to increase her business and income. But due to a lack of money she has not been able to hire additional help to assist in the laborious process, which is limiting her income potential because she simply can't do all the work herself.
A loan from World Vision will enable Ruth to hire additional help, allowing her business to process more coconuts and increase her income. The additional income will not only help her achieve her dream of having a nicer home, not exposed to the elements, and provide employment in her community, but it will also allow her to start a savings account to purchase land to raise cattle, which will create a sustainable business to provide for her family as well.
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.
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 Ruth Cauba to expand her coconut farming business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $300 to make farming improvements.
Ruth has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Ruth is using additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Ruth's 8 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Ruth and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Ruth Cauba to improve her coconut farming business. She invested her loan of $300 to make farming improvements.
Ruth has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Ruth has used her additional income to purchase food for the family and expand her current business.
Ruth's 8 children continue to study in school.
The loan Ruth received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Ruth hopes to repair or expand their home and expand her current business.
Thank you for your support of Ruth and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.