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Lending History

  • Demetria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Demetria is from Mexico. She has 9 children. She needs a loan of $850 to purchase grocery inventory.
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    Demetria has a small grocery store with a limited amount of items for sale. With a loan from World Vision, Demetria plans to purchase items such as eggs, rice, sugar, soap, and other inventory in order to expand her business. The additional income she will earn will help provide basic necessities for herself and her family. Demetria is sixty five years old and a widow. She has nine children, two of whom are still in school. With this loan, Demetria will be able to better support their education. She will have a larger, well stocked store, and will be able to provide a better life for her family. In the future, Demetria plans to continue to invest in her business, and to buy a new stove.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Windel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Windel is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $150 to buy piglets and feed.
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    Windel is a hard working pig farmer, trying to earn enough income for her family. Due to lack of opportunities and money for pre-season costs, she might close her business. Receiving this loan will save her livelihood and help her buy piglets and feed. Her goal is to be able to save money for her business expansion in the future. Windel is from Bais, Negros oriental. Her business income goes towards the daily needs in their home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Mely
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Mely is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase items for her store.
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    Mely Limco owns a Sari-sari store in Espanola, Palawan that she has had for 3 years. She works very hard but does not always have money to buy new stock for her store. With a loan from World Vision she can increase her inventory and also increase her profits. Mely has two grown children and she works very hard to supply her family with their daily needs. The increased income would be used to renovate their house and pay for her children's education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Ana Laura
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Ana Laura is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase catalogs and shoes.
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    Mrs. Ana is from Cosolapa Caracol community, located close to Cerro de Oro dam in San Miguel Soyaltepec. Mrs. Ana is 31 years old and only completed junior high school. She is married to Mr. Alfonso who works at a repair shop. They have 3 daughters: Magdalena (11), Nereida (7), and Blanca (4). A year ago, Mrs. Ana started a business selling shoes to help supplement her husbands income. The business has allowed her to work during her spare time and provide for her children. With a loan from World Vision, Mrs. Ana can invest in new stocks of shoes, and also purchase catalogs for later sales. Mrs. Ana hopes that this loan will help her business grow and to expand her customer base. With the profits, she'll be able to help her children continue their education, save for the future, and reinvest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Rosa Maria
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosa Maria is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $675 to purchase inventory.
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    Mrs. Rosa Maria is 53 years old. She was able to finish middle school but had to stop schooling to help support her family. She's a single mother and lives alone because her children are already married. She lives in the municipality of Acatlán de Perez Figueroa, 20 minutes away from Don Pablo Machado sugar refinery, in the state of Oaxaca. Mrs. Rosa says that she has worked all her life to support her children. 20 years ago she had the opportunity to open her own little gift shop in the center of her community, right next to the park. The name of her store is "Novedades Rivera" ("Rivera Novelties"). She has worked since day one to make her store bigger. Mrs. Rosa takes advantage of the holidays to sell products that are catered to the holiday. For example, for the Three Wise Men Day (a holiday when kids receive presents)she purchases toys; for Mother's Day she invests in dishes, perfumes and imitation jewelry; for Christmas she buys Christmas lights and artificial Christmas trees. She believes this flexibility has been the key for her success. Mrs.Rosa needs a loan from World Vision to invest it in the purchase of perfumes, jewelry, toys, picture frames, handbags, cosmetics and gift bags that she can sell at the store, providing more income for her family and business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $675
  • Elvira
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Elvira is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $425 to supply the orders that she has.
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    Elvira sells many things by catalog like blankets, containers, cosmetics, and shoes. She offers them to her customers, most of whom are women. But today, many are struggling to earn money and they complain of high prices. Elvira sometimes sells her products on layaway. The loan would enable her to fill the orders she has plus help her to increase her sales. The additional income will help her to pay some household expenses. She would also be able to purchase school supplies and pay school fees for her children. Elvira lives in Providencia community. She is 40 years old and has been married 22 years. She lives with her husband and three children in their own house. Her children are in junior high, high school, and college. Her husband has stable work as a taxi driver and farmer. Elvira dreams of rising to the top in her company. She understands that if she can sell more, she may rise in position and that will help to improve the quality of her life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Bonifacia
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Bonifacia is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $800 to purchase more catalogs .
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    Bonifacia is from San Antonio Enchisi and has a mail order business selling items from a catalog. She has been doing this for the last 9 years and while her business is good, she feels that it could be better. A good way of increasing her business is to have more catalogs to give to customers. She is requesting funding from World Vision so that she can purchase additional catalogs and increase her business. All of her income goes towards providing for her family. Her husband works very hard as a chauffeur but is not able to make much money. With the extra income her family would have a better life and would have plenty of food and they would also be able to keep the children in school. She has 2 daughters that are in school and it is important to her that they finish their schooling.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $800
  • Gloria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Gloria is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $525 to urchase clothing and other items to sell.
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    Gloria is 58 years old and is married to Angel. She studied until 2nd grade of Junior High School. They have 3 children who are married. She and her family live in Defenza colony of Vicente community. It is characterized for being a sugarcane area. Gloria started working when her husband was retired. She decided to create her own business selling clothes. Her husband gets little money, but it is not enough to pay their needs. Her husband supported her to run the business. She sells her products at her home. She shows the clothes and other things to her friends and neighbors of the community. Sometimes she invites them to her house to show them the clothes that she sells. She sells casual clothes for women and men. She works hard to support her family and to run her business. With a loan from World Vision Gloria hopes to have a larger stock of quilts, tablecloths, curtains, and underclothes for women and men, dresses, blouses, skirts, trousers, shorts and shirts to sell. She hopes that her business prospers with the new stock on hand. With the profits she will be able to provide for the families basic needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $525
  • Erlinda
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Erlinda is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $450 to expand inventory.
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    Erlinda Vilvar lives in Brgy. Lunang, Hilongos, Leyte where she has owned a Sari-sari store for more than 20 years. The income from this business helped her in raising her children when they were young. She has plans to make her store bigger and add new items to her inventory. The challenge she faces is that she does not have the capital to invest into her business. She is asking for funding from World Vision to help her. The funds would be used to purchase additional items to add to her inventory that would make her business even more profitable. The additional income would go towards providing for her family's daily consumption, reinvestment into her business and church donations. She would also like to start saving some for future needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Guadalupe
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Guadalupe is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $525 to purchase grocery inventory.
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    Guadalupe has been supporting her family for the last nine years by operating a small grocery store. Her store is across from a school, and she wants to increase the volume and variety of her inventory to attract more customers. Her goal is to make her store more profitable so she can improve living conditions for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Guadalupe plans to purchase juice, cookies, milk, sugar, coffee, bread, and many other items. With the additional income she will earn from this improvement, she will be able to reinvest in her store so she can continue to grow her business. She will be able to buy essential items that she cannot afford now, such as the shoes her son needs for school. Her improved store will be better able to serve the needs of the school and her neighbors. Guadalupe is a single mother with one son in junior high school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $525
  • Cecilia
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Cecilia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc. .
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    Cecilia is 28 years old and operates a grocery store business. She was born and raised in the community of Lindero, a beautiful place in the middle of the forest. Thirteen years ago she opened her own grocery store as a way to make some extra money to help out her parents with some of their expenses. Her parents are too old to work. Cecilia is the single mother of a 7 year old daughter who is in the 3rd grade of elementary school. The only thing she worries about is taking care of and supporting her daughter. Cecilia is working really hard to make sure that her daughter is never in want. She is asking for a loan to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc. to stock at her store. With the loan, she will be able to keep her store well-stocked and to provide good service to customers in the community. She also sells supplies to other stores in different communities, like in Zitacuaro, as a way to earn even higher profits. If her store is well-stocked, she won't have to pay extra money for her ticket to go selling goods at Zitacuaro. With a stable source of income, Cecilia will be able to provide her daughter with a better quality of life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Maria Magdalena
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Magdalena is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy three sheep and feed.
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    Maria Magdalena is 29 years old with three little children from San Pedro el Alto, Mexico. Magdalena raises sheep, but she currently lacks the capital needed to expand her business. WIth a loan through World Vision, Maria Magdalena will be able to purchase three more sheep and corn to feed them. She will then be able to raise the sheep and sell them for more money, thus creating a profit. Additional income created will allow her to reinvest in her business, better provide for her family, and increase their quality of life. She will also be able to buy shoes and clothes for her children. In the future, Maria Magdalena would like to also raise chicken or turkey, as they grow faster and will be able to sell quickly.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Ines
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Ines is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy meat, tortillas, oil, cheese, cream, mole, tomatoes, beans, rice, dough, bananas, onions, garlic and plastic plates. .
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    Ines has been working for over 15 years making and selling Mexican snacks such as tostadas, bananas, quesadillas, etc. Ines wakes up early to cook her stew. She prepares different stews made out of meat and with delicious sauce. In the afternoon she takes out some tables and puts them out in her back yard and waits for clients to come and buy her food. She wants to provide a better quality of life for her daughter. In addition, she has noticed that the economic situation is getting tougher every day so she wants to make sure that they have their basic needs covered. She needs this loan to buy meat, tortillas, oil, cheese, cream, mole, tomatoes, beans, rice, dough, bananas, onions, garlic and plastic plates. Ines hopes that with this loan, her business will grow and she will be able to provide a better quality of life for her children. She’s very grateful that World Vision is giving her such a great opportunity to expand her business. Ines is 50 years old. She studied only through elementary school and now is a single mother of 4 children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Lidia
    They gave
    $150
    This loan is fully funded
    Lidia is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy trousers, blouses, dresses, shirts, socks, etc.
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    Lidia is 36 years old. Her studies ended when she finished elementary school. Almost 3 years ago she made the decision to start working in order to help her husband. She knew that with effort she could have an extra income to help her family. The technique Lidia uses to sell her clothing is visiting house after house in the community. She says she has earned many good clients and many of them now ask her in advance to bring many other garments. Lidia is truly happy because she has been able to use her profits to repair or improve their house, and that is exactly what she would like to continue doing with her earnings. Lidia will use the loan to buy more trousers, blouses, dresses, shirts, socks and other garments to improve her business. She is married to Abel who is blacksmith by trade. They have 3 children, ages 14, 10, 3. The two older children are both studying in school. The family lives in a community surrounded by sugar cane plantations.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Maria Eugenia
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Eugenia is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy more spare parts to sell.
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    Maria Eugenia sells spare automotive parts in Bochil in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Her business has been successful, but she must sometimes travel to get new parts when she runs out. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy a larger quantity of merchandise for her business. Her business helps the people in her town because it allows them to get the spare parts they need to fix their cars. It also will provide jobs for people in her community. Maria Eugenia supports her family with this business, and has been able to provide them with better living conditions as her business has grown. She is a widow with two children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Maria Luisa
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Luisa is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase floral arrangement supplies.
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    Louisa is a 40 year old mother of three school age children. She lives in Curungueo Michoacan, Mexico with her husband Eligio who is a beekeeper. Louisa makes floral wreaths and arrangements for funerals and holidays. She started doing this four years ago after the death of her fourth child. Neighbors commented on how beautiful the arrangement was and many started to ask her to make one for the funerals in their own families. As word spread her orders increased. She now has big orders every week. She sells her wreaths outside the cemetery near her home. Louisa is pleased with her business and wants to expand it. With a loan from World Vision Louisa will purchase more materials to make wreaths and arrangements such as flowers, ribbon, wire, wood and metallic paper. Her goal one day is to build a modest structure from which to sell her wreaths and other floral arrangements plus honey from her husband's bee keeping business. With the profits from her loan Louisa will save her earnings for emergencies and for her children's school expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Priscila
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Priscila is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fruit and vegtables to sell.
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    Priscila, or Prisci as her friends call her, is married to Cornelio. They have two children who are attending high school. Prisci has been selling fruits and vegetables for almost eighteen years. She wakes up at 3:00 am everyday to go to the wholesale market to buy the best fruits and vegetables before they are sold. She sells her produce in her community. Prisci started her business to help her husband meet household expenses because his income was not enough meet their basic needs. Now, she is asking for a loan to expand her business and to buy more onions, nopales, lettuce, chili, avocado, coriander, and many other types of vegetables. With the loan from World Vision, Prisci will be able to buy high quality vegetables. This will allow her to better provide for her family. In the future, she is saving to rent a store because of the many times when her produce has been ruined due to rain or extreme hot weather.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Aurelia
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Aurelia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy sodas, canned food, cookies, etc. .
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    Aurelia is 65 years old and is married to Fidencio who cannot work because of a disease. Their children are grown so Aurelia only has to support the two of them. Aurelia has been selling groceries right at her house. She purchases all of the merchandise each month. She has been in this line of work for almost 15 years and, despite the adversities she has faced, she continues making the best of her. The most recent difficulty in Aurelia's life is her husband's illness. It has been a struggle to meet their needs because of the unexpected lack of his income. With the loan, Aurelia plans to increase her stock and to work as twice as hard because she and Fidencio really need the money. For the time being, she has only one thought she focuses on - she wants to save some money for medication and appointments until Fidencio gets better. Aurelia expects this loan to improve her personal life, especially with the matters related to her husband's health.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Alejandra Lizeth
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Alejandra Lizeth is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $450 to buy meat in bulk.
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    Alejandra, her husband Nelson and their 2 children, Pablo and Merari live in Ometepec (which means "place between two hills"), a small community in the state of Oaxaca. Alejandra sells meat for a living, a business she started two years ago because she knew vendors in the same area that were getting good profits. Alejandra explains that thanks to the results in her business and also thanks to her husband's support, the family has never had significant trouble because of the lack of money. Although the earnings are not substantial, she is always able to buy basic supplies for her family. She wants to use a World Vision loan to buy beef, chicken meat and "chorizo" in bulk. "Chorizo" is a typical type of grind meat which is prepared with chili sauce and then stuffed in a natural casing. The result is a dish that resembles a sausage. With financial support she can improve her business and raise sales. In the future she would like to have her own butcher's shop to raise her sales even more. Alejandra wants to invest a great deal of the profits on her children studies because she knows it is a good way to ensure a better future for them.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Chhory
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Chhory is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $200 to buy fertilizer and pesticides.
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    Chhory is a mother who lives with her family in a rural part of Cambodia. Chhory works very hard at growing rice and raising pigs to sell for profit, to help provide for her family. At this time Chhory lacks the funds needed to purchase feritlizer and pesticides for her farming business. With a loan from World Vision, Chhory will be able to purchase fertilizer and pesticides for her business. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow healthy crops of rice, grow her farming business and increase her income. With the additional income, Chhory will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay to send her children to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Maria Elena
    They gave
    $75
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Elena is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fertilizers, manure, and insecticide for her trees and to buy food for the animals.
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    Elena is 26 years old and the mother of a young boy. Her husband is a farm worker but often works in Mexico City as a bricklayer. Four years ago, Elena started growing fruits such as avocados, peaches, apples and blackberries. She sells all the produce in the wholesale food market of a nearby community. "Thank God I'm getting my money and at least I get to buy my family's daily bread" says Elena. She sells her fruits in plastic bags because it is the way she can get a better price for her product. Whenever she does not get to sell all the produce in the wholesale food market, she goes to the marketplace of the community and easily sells what is left. Elena also raises sheep to sell. Unfortunately several avocado trees have become infected with pests and Elena is worried that the fruit might fall off. With a loan from World Vision she will buy fertilizers, insecticides and manure to help enhance the conditions of the trees and to save the fruits. Elena's idea is to plant more and more trees each time because it is the steadiest activity. With the profits she will be able to expand the sheep sales business. She also dreams of offering job opportunities to people in her community by having them harvest the fruit or taking sheep out to pasture.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Sen
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Sen is from Cambodia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy animals and fertilizer.
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    Sen is a mother who lives with her family in a rural part of Cambodia. Sen works very hard at farming seasonal vegetables and raising animals to sell for profit, to help provide for her family. Sen at this time lacks the funds needed to purchase animals and fertilizer. With a loan from World Vision, Sen will be able to purchase animals and fertilizer for her farming business. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow healthy crops of vegetables and animals to sell. Sen will also be able to grow her farming business and increase her income. With the additional income, Sen will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay to send her children to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Savoeun
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Savoeun is from Cambodia. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy piglets and pig food.
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    Savoeun raises livestock like piglets and chickens. She will use a loan from World Vision to buy more piglets and chickens and the food that they need. With the additional income, Savoeun will live a better life. She plans to learn new technical knowledge about raising her animals, which she will then teach to her neighbors so that they can also improve their farms.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Mariela Esther
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Mariela Esther is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $250 to buy different types of cosmetics.
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    For the last five years Mariela Esther and her husband have operated a small business in the Unidos Caminando region in Mexico. She provides cosmetics which she sells to customers in her community with the help of three employees. Mariela Esther says that the challenges are when customers buy products but then do not pay the installments. Mariela Esther has asked for a loan to expand her business by buying a wider variety of cosmetics to sell. She will use the income to purchase food and school supplies for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Gloria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Gloria is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more seafood.
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    Gloria is 43 years old and lives in World Vision’s Unidos Caminando region in Mexico. For more than five years has run a small business selling seafood with the help of three employees. Prior to that she had more than 10 years experience in the business. One challenge is that during March and April the seafood catch is not substantial. She has requested a loan from World Vision to buy more seafood. With her income she would like to save for a better home for herself and her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Jacinta
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Jacinta is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $450 for business expansion.
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    For the last 6 years, Jacinta, whos is 48 yeard old and the mother of one child, has operated her small business in the Tembipe region in Bolivia. She also cares for two additional dependents in her home. She earns her living growing corn to sell to customers in her community. Jacinta has asked for a World Vision microloan to expand her farm and customer base for more profits. The additional income will provide more food for the family and help pay for her childd's school fees.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Ruth
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ruth is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $700 to buy flour.
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    Ruth sells bread to customers in her community. For the last 4 years, she has successfully operated her small business in the Colomi region in Bolivia. This loan from World Vision will help her expand her current business by buying flour and supplies in bulk. Ruth is 25 years old and has 1 child, who is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $700
  • Margarita
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Margarita is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to buy a wide variety of plastic containers.
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    For the last two years Margarita has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She sells plastic home products to customers in her community. Margarita has asked for a loan from World Vision to buy a wide variety of plastic containers and expand her business. She plans to use the increased income to do some needed home repairs and purchase food for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Maria Elsa
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    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Elsa is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to buy candy and sodas .
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    Maria Elsa is 41 years old and lives in World Vision’s Najhe region in Mexico with her husband and two children (one of whom is in school). Maria Elsa has run a small business selling sodas and candy in this area for more than five years. Maria Elsa has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy candy and sodas in bulk which will improve her profits.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Noel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Noel is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase more inventory for her retail shop.
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    Noel is 29 years old and runs a small business selling household items such as food, soap, and washing powder. He lives in World Vision's Kabarnet region in Kenya. Noel has sold household items in this area for two years. Noel has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, he would like to purchase more stock for his retail shop. With an increase in income, Noel is better positioned to improve his family's quality of life. Noel and his wife have two children, both of whom are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Tadelech
    They gave
    $50
    This loan is fully funded
    Tadelech is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to buy grain.
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    For the last six years, Tadelech has operated a small grocery business in the Damota II region of Ethiopia. She sells coffee, grain and other grocery items to customers in her community. Tadelech also has a second business raising cattle. She needs this supplemental income to support her family. Tadelech would like a loan from World Vision to buy grain. With more grain on hand to sell, she can earn more money and provide healthcare and food for her family. Eventually, she would like to expand her current business and even start a new one.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250

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