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Urge M

Urge is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy seed and fertilizer.

Agriculture/Animals
Community:
Wonchi
Country:
Ethiopia
other entrepreneurs here Ethiopia

Summary

Urge is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy seed and fertilizer.

  • Top Goals To buy seed and fertilizer
  • Children Helped 2

Urge's Story

Urge Milkeso raises potatoes and other produce which she sells at the local market. She was raised in a farming community and is an experienced farmer. She could increase her yield if she had better seeds and fertilizer but cannot afford to buy them.

With a loan from World Vision, Urge can buy fertilizer and better seeds. This will enable her to increase her crop yield. The additional income she earns will enable her to better provide for her children. In the future she would like to expand into the cattle fattening business.

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Industry Info

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.

Urge's Community

Th e Wonchi ADP, which started in 2001, is 76 miles west of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Encompassing 183 square miles, Wonchi is home to almost 120,000 people. Currently, 5,000 children are registered in the sponsorship program.

The goal of World Vision in Wonchi is to improve the livelihood security of 36,000 children and families in the area. Almost all of the people—99 percent—are subsistence farmers, depending on crops and livestock as their means of food and income. Deforestation and soil erosion are among the major problems that impact their ability to increase crop production and feed their families.

The highest priority in the Wonchi ADP is to increase crop and livestock productivity so that farmers can feed their families and generate income. With additional income, they are able to pay for healthcare and education for their children, greatly improving their quality of life.

Providing access to credit and saving services has helped to increase household income. Credit has enabled community members to own assets like farm oxen, sheep, and homes. It has also provided opportunities for job skills training.

Urge's Mid Term Update November 25, 2012

Thank you for partnering with World Vision Micro to provide Urge Milkeso with a small loan for her farming business. Urge used her loan of $125 to buy seed and fertilizer to maximize her harvest. She continues to make weekly payments of $2 on time.

With the profits she has earned from her growing business, Urge is able to provide her family with healthcare, do home repairs and purchase food for her family.

Urge's two children continue to study in school. Thanks to Urge's hard work, she will be able to provide a brighter future for her children.

Thank you for supporting Urge's small business through World Vision Micro!

Urge's Final Update May 26, 2013

Urge

Thank you for supporting the small loan for Urge Milkeso to improve her farming business. She invested her loan of $125 to buy seed and fertilizer to increase the yield of her crops.

Urge has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Urge has used her additional income to provide healthcare, do home repairs and purchase food for her family.

Urge's two children continue to study in school.

The loan Urge received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Urge hopes to start a new business, purchase livestock, and repair or expand their home.

Thank you for your support of Urge and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

Total Amount
$125

Amount raised

$125
$125
100%

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3 Donors

  • Julene
    May 18, 2012
    Contributed to 15 other loans
  • Lynne
    May 20, 2012
    Contributed to 76 other loans
  • Sheila
    May 27, 2012
    Contributed to 1 other loans

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