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Rosalinda is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase supplies and fertilizer.
Rosalinda Berja is mother to three children; Roselie, age 11, Ma Lisa, age 10 and Robert Lee, age 8.
She and her family live in Bais, Negros Oriental. Since this place is one of the progressive towns in Negros, she has several businesses; farming, selling clothes and food vending which she currently operates.
With a loan from World Vision, Rosalinda can purchase additional ingredients for her food vending business, fertilizer for her farm and clothes to sell. Rosalinda is determined to do well in business so she can provide a better future for her children. She hopes to provide for her children's educational expenses and her family's daily needs.
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 Rosalinda Berja to expand her business where she has a farm and food stand. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 to purchase supplies and fertilizer. Rosalinda has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $7.
In addition to repaying her loan, Rosalinda is using additional income to pay school fees and purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Rosalinda's 3 children continue to study in school. Thank you for supporting Rosalinda and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the loan for Rosalinda Berja to improve her farming, food, retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $150 to purchase supplies and fertilizer.
Rosalinda has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Rosalinda has used her additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Rosalinda's three children continue to study in school.
The loan Rosalinda received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Rosalinda hopes to keep sending her children to school, repair their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Rosalinda and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.