May 12, 2014
Meet Bernardo. He is a 41 yr. old father of three from Villa Domingo, Philippines who was taught in the the livelihood of his parents - farming. He is proud of the work he has now been doing for nearly 20 years and hopes that one day it will provide the means to achieve income stability for him and his family and additional revenue to pay school fees for his children. To reach this goal, Bernardo requested a loan of PHP 30,000 that would allow him to harvest his crops more profitably through the use of fertilizers and insecticides. We are pleased to report that Bernardo has completely repaid this loan and is well on his way to building his family on a solid economic foundation. That money will now be lent out to others who find themselves in the search for economic freedom and who want to break free from the chains of poverty. And so it goes for every dollar from all belt purchases that continue circulating the globe finding their way into the hands of hard working, driven entrepreneurs.
You can follow up on Bernardo’s story as well as check other people that have been funded by the Mission Belt family on the Kiva website.
The Mission Belt Co. – Breaking the poverty cycle one belt at a time.