Maria Carmen is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $1,100 to purchase beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, sugar, tuna, candy, sodas and soaps.
Maria, also called Carmen, lives in the community of Tetela, which is located 15 minutes away from Vicente Camalote in the state of Oaxaca. She is 48 years old and was only able to attend school through elementary school. She is a single mother of two girls, Fatima and Victoria. Fatima is 20 years old and studies Industrial Engineering at the University of Tierra Blanca, Veracruz. Victoria is 10 years old and attends the local elementary school.
Carmen owns a grocery store near the highway. She has operated this grocery store for more than 15 years. She sells beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, sugar, tuna, candy, sodas, and soaps. With her loan, Carmen will purchase items like these to sell in her small shop. She started her business because she was a single mother and had to find a way to provide shoes and clothes for her daughters, as well as pay for their schooling. She began by selling items from her house, but with time, Carmen built a small place to sell her products.
Carmen thinks the loan will give her the opportunity she needs to grow her business and increase her clientele base. With an increased number of customers, she hopes to increase her sales and profits. She wants to keep on working to help her two daughters so they can attend school, which will be useful to them so they can support their future families. Carmen is very grateful to World Vision, because they have put their trust in her to give her a loan to improve her life and the lives of her daughters.