Conchita grew up in a small, rural village in the Philippines and experienced many hardships throughout her life. Having left school at 13 because her family could not pay the fees, she worked as a laborer before getting married at age 16. Sadly, when three of her nine children became ill, she couldn’t afford to pay for the medicine they desperately needed, and they passed away. Now, with the help of several small loans, Conchita has been able to work her way out of poverty – she now owns 1,200 ducks and 2½ hectares of land growing rice.
You helped support Filipino Farmers - In the Philippines, more than one-third of the country’s population depends on agriculture and fishing for income. Currently, TSPI is offering agriculture loans to 12,495 farmers, and in the last six months, provided 54 staff with technical training in modern farming practices. Opportunity Philippines tailored agricultural loans, training and technical support to help farmers:
Smooth out seasonal cash flow, hire laborers and invest in high quality seed and fertilizer to improve yield for crops including rice, corn, coconut, onion and sweet potatoes, plus purchase fertilizer and hire laborers.
Connect with suppliers and technical assistance providers to help them mitigate risk.
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