Tagba-o, Cebu, Philippines, Philippines
Maritcho needed £599.58 for her business.
Maritcho Tabay is 32 years old and married with four children, aged from 3 to 17 years old. Three of her children are attending the local school in their place called Tagba-o, which is in Cebu province. She and her husband are both engaged in vegetable farming since they got married 18 years ago. She ploughs three areas of land of about 200 square metres each, which is the land she inherited from her father. For now they grow bitter gourds, cucumbers and string beans. Their harvested crops are bought by a local trader who visits their place. Last time Maritcho was at the trading area she sold 80 kilograms of bitter gourd and earned $64 for it. Last December, Maritcho experienced a deficit in her farm produce due to a constant heavy downpour of rain. To start a new planting season, she became a member of Lendwithcare’s microfinance organisation, Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative. She has requested her second loan from the coop in order to buy seeds, fertilisers and medicines to protect her crops from insects. Maritcho is earnestly praying for a good weather and hoping to earn more from her future harvest in order to support her children’s needs. She promises to repay her loan in a six month period.
loan added: 12 February 2018
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Brian & Helen
Rotary Club of Shrewsbury