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Urge is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy seed and fertilizer.
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.
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.
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 Milkeso does not have any updates yet.