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Lending History

  • Macrina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Macrina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $1,600 to purchase clothes.
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    Macrina Cisneros Noyola lives in the community of Montecillos, Guerrero. She is 59 years old and is married to Mr. Eduardo. They have 3 children - Eligio, Yesenia and Luis Antonio. All of them are married and are no longer in school. Macrina has a business selling clothes. She decided to start this business, because she wanted to find a way to support her husband with the expenses of her house and to improve the quality of their lives. With a loan from World Vision Macrina will invest in the purchase of more clothes, such as: trousers, skirts, shorts, shirts, t-shirts, blouses and underclothes. Previously she had economic problems because she did not have enough capital to invest again in her business. So she lost some customers and the sales decreased as well as her profits. She is very sure that this loan will benefit her family and she will get a better quality of life. She will be able to support her children if they have any problems. Macrina's desire is to be successful in her business and to build a clothes store. She will increase her sales and grow it more to receive a better income. She wants to save some money to build a kitchen for her home. She knows she will continue investing in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,600
  • Agustina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Agustina is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase make up to sell and have in stock.
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    Agustina is 55 years old. She lives in the community of Zitacuaro in the State of Michoacan. She is married to Rafael, who works in a water treatment plant. Together they have two children. Mrs. Guti, as people know her, sells make up and home accessories by catalog. She started this business two years ago to begin helping her husband with household expenses. She wants to improve their quality life and their economic situation. Mrs. Guti has requested a loan from World Vision in order to purchase more make up. This loan will benefit her and her family, as she will be able to support her son with his studies. In the future, she would like to begin selling shoes to earn more profits. With the profits, Mrs. Guti will be able to save more money to rent a place where she can sell her make up and shoes.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Miriam
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Miriam is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase clothes and shoes.
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    Miriam is 35 years old and she lives in San Felipe de los Alzati. It is very pretty and picturesque place where the main economic activity is crafts, handiworks and people sell them for income. It is very close to the Monarch butterfly sanctuary and the archeological area of Zirahuato. Miriam sells shoes and clothes by catalogue in different places. With a loan from World Vision she would be able to purchase shoes and clothes to have in stock and offer more products to her clients. She purchases shoes with different distributors in Toluca and Mexico City. She has had this business for approximately 6 years. She began working in order to support her children because she is a single mother. Her children are Miriam - 12, Ana Lucia - 9, and Samanta - 6 years old. Miriam needs to keep on supporting her children with their education. Her older daughter is studying in junior high school and she needs more things for school. She will use the profits for her children's education. Miriam says that she wants her children to keep on studying so that they have a good education because that is what her country needs the most, more productive men and women in the community and country. This loan will benefit her because she will purchase more shoes and clothes to have in stock. She will have more to show to her clients when they visit her. Also, she will be able to provide a better quality life for her children. In the future, Miriam's goal is to rent a place near her house to sell the shoes and clothes there. She also wants to sell accessories like purses, bracelets, necklaces, etc.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Juana
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $600 to purchase a larger variety of fruits.
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    Juana lives in the state of Michoacan and has a business selling fruits, candies, and a few craft items. She has supported her family with this business for twenty five years. She purchases the fruit at a wholesale market, then sells it at the street market in her community. With a loan from World Vision, Juana plans to expand her business by purchasing a larger variety of fruit, such as guavas, avocados, peaches, plums, chilies and strawberries. With the additional income she will earn from this investment, Juana wants to make a better life for her family. Juana is a single mother and still helps support her five children. She has one child still at home. In the future, Juana hopes to buy a grill and gas tank, and expand her business further to include Mexican food, fresh coffee, and water.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Filiberta
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Filiberta is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $425 to buy clothes for resale.
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    Filiberta Cortes is 58 years old and lives in Tetela in Oaxaca state of Mexico. For the past 15 years, she has sold clothes from her home for a living. Her friends, neighbors and members of her community purchase pants, shirts, shorts, dresses, skirts and underclothes from her. She enjoys working to earn some extra money to help her husband pay their expenses, yet the economic situation in Tetela is getting worse, and she cannot earn enough to buy more stock. With a loan from World Vision, Filiberta plans to invest in the purchase of more clothes that she can sell in her community. With her increased stock, she believes her profits will increase and she will eventually be able to afford a stall in the city's market rather than selling her clothes from her home or out in the streets. Filiberta only finished elementary school. She is married to Conrado, with whom she has several grown, married children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Marina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marina is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase pigs and feed.
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    Marina is 48 years old. She and her family live in the community Vicente, which is located in the sugar cane zone of the State of Oaxaca. Marina began her business selling and breeding pigs because she needed to support her family so that they have a better future. And so, Marina gets up very early every morning to clean the pigpens and to feed her pigs so that they grow big and strong. After a few months she sells them to the butcheries in her community and she receives the profits. Marina has requested a loan from World Vision in order that she might purchase more pigs and feed to breed them. She hopes that this loan will help her business grow and increase her profits. She is very happy because of this opportunity.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $150
  • Luz Elena
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Luz Elena is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $375 to purchase make up, perfumes, tamales, stuffed chilies, and cooked corn.
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    Luz has been selling tamales, stuffed chilies and mole to make a living. She has been in the business for six- years now. Since she had spared time, she decided to start selling make up. Luz is a very hardworking woman. She gets up very early in the morning to sell her food door –to-door. Luz is in need of a loan. Please, help Luz’s food selling business grow. She will use the funds to establish a place to sell her products, to purchase more catalogues, tomatoes, onions, chilies, eggs, tortillas, banana leaves, meat, dough, seeds, bananas, chocolate, and cookies. Luz expects that this investment will make her business grow. Luz is twenty-nine-years-old; she is married and she has two children. Luz lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Jovita
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Jovita is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase 4 sheep, corn and food.
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    Jovita is 34 years old. She has 3 children who are all attending school. She breeds animals, primarily sheep, to sell for a profit. Currently, there is little grazing land available in her community because of frosts. All the pasture is dry, and she does not have a place where she can raise her sheep. This loan will rescue Jovita from the temporary lack of pasture. She will be able to buy the feed needed for her sheep. She will buy pasture, corn, food and other sheep. She wants her children to be able to complete their education and to one day have a professional career. With the profits from her business, she will buy food for her family. She will also make sure that her children have school uniforms and the school supplies that they need.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Maria Isabel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Isabel is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $175 to buy turkeys and sheep.
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    Maria Isabel is 39 years old and has been married to Jose Luis for 22 years. He works as a builder but he is only sporadically employed. They have 2 children; one is in elementary school and the other one goes to kindergarten. Isabel is a housewife but she wants to earn an income to help her family. Right now, Luis is out of work so they don't have enough money to provide for their family's basic needs. Luis worries alot when ever he is out of work because he can't provide food for the children or the things that they need for school. Maria is asking for a loan to buy turkeys and pigs. She will raise and sell them to help out her husband. With her animal raising business the family will not have to worry as much about money. Her goal is to make her animals grow strong and healthy so she can sell them at a high price. The stronger and healthier the animals are, the easier it is to sell them. Her profits will help her provide a better quality of life and education to her children. She wants to be able to buy everything that the children need for school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $175
  • Reyna Delia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Reyna Delia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $625 to buy plastic cups and plates, milk, sugar, vanilla, tomatoes, onions, meat, hot peppers, cheese, tortillas, etc. .
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    Reyna Delia Silvia Megia lives in the community of Tetela, Mexico which is located in a sugarcane area just a few minutes away from one of the most important precincts in the state of Oaxaca. Reyna is a widow and has been working for the past 10 years. She started her own business of selling flans and stews and has to work very hard to provide for her family. Once the food is prepared she goes to neighbors and friends first to sell her products and then sells door to door. Reyna's business to doing well and everyday she gets new customers who praise her for her delicious dishes. Reyna wants to improve her business and make it grow. In order for Reyna's business to grow she needs a loan to buy plastic cups and plates, milk, sugar, vanilla, tomatoes, onions, meat, hot peppers, cheese, tortillas, etc. to make more products to sell. Reyna is 44 years old and studied up to high school. She has three children but just one of them lives with her. Her daughter is 19 years old and is in college. Reyna wants to provide a better quality of life for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Georgina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Georgina is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy more shoes and perfume to sell.
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    Gregoria is a 36 year old single mother who only studied as far as elementary school. She has a 4 year old girl named Yeraldin, who goes to kindergarten. They live in the community of Cañada San Antonio, located in a sugarcane area where people’s main activity is to harvest sugar cane. Gregoria is a very hard-working woman who has been selling shoes and perfumes for over 12 years now; she does this for a living and she has been able to provide a better quality of life for her little girl. Every day she goes out and visits her friends and neighbors and shows them everything she sells; her perfumes, shoes and other things. She has many regular customers and thanks God her business is going well. With a loan from World Vision Gregoria will purchase will purchase more shoes and perfumes to sell. She hopes that this loan will help her business grow and her income to increase. She hopes to save for the future and provide a college education for her daughter.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Margarita
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Margarita is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy blankets and threads.
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    Margarita sews napkins and blankets to help her husband, Israel, provide for the family. Margarita learned how to make crafts from her mother. A loan from World Vision will enable her to buy material for her crafts, like threads and blankets. The loan will help boost Margarita's embroidery business so that it will provide her with a steady source of income. She will then use part of the profits to keep investing in her business so that it will grow. She hopes to open her own store where she can sell the clothing and crafts that she makes, but she needs to save up more money before she can afford the shop. Margarita and Israel have five children who are still living at home. She wants to provide a better quality of life and education for them, and additional profits will help her meet their needs. Margarita hopes to earn enough that her children can all achieve college degrees.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Rogelia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Rogelia is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase food items such as pasta, cooking oil, butter, milk, and canned foods to expand her grocery store .
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    Rogelia is a 51-year old mother of two adult, married children. Her husband is a farmer. Although the couple's children are already married, the whole family lives in the same community. "El Arroyo de en Medio" is a lovely place that is surrounded by many rivers. Another beautiful part of this community is the sugar cane fields. A very important sugar cane mill is located in the area (state of Oaxaca). So Regelia draws from a large customer base. Rogelia decided to work by opening a grocery store to help her family because of hard economic times. The store is located in Rogelia's house. She wakes up early and starts to arrange all the goods on the shelves. She is very committed to having all the products that her clients would like to buy in stock and ready for purchase. A microloan from World Vision will be used to enlarge Rogelia's stock by allowing her to purchase sodas, pasta, canned food, cookies, juices, cooking oil, butter and milk in bulk. Rogelia wants to continue offering high-quality products to her customers and she can earn good profits because she will be able to get better pricing by buying those items she can in bulk. The additional income will help her family but also provide basic food supplies to people in her community, so that they do not have to travel far to buy them.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Maria Del Carmen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Del Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to buy goods like candy and soft drinks for her convenience store.
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    Maria is a single twenty-three year old who runs a convenience store. Thanks to her parents' support, she has gained valuable business experience so that her store can succeed. She will use a loan from World Vision to buy products like candy and soft drinks for her store. Maria is a determined and enterprising person, but she has trouble keeping up with the fierce competition. She is confident that she can overcome her financial difficulties with the help of the loan. Stocking up her store will help her increase her sales, which will give her more capital to enlarge her store and offer more products to her customers. Maria's community will benefit from having easy access to the products that she plans to carry. Maria will use the additional income to improve her family's quality of living.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Arnulfa
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Arnulfa is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $475 to buy ocoshal, threads, needles, soap, and a tray.
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    Arnulfa is makes handcrafts from ocoshal, a kind of dried leaf native to the region she lives in. About ten years ago, a group of young people taught her how to transform ocoshal into beautiful bread boxes, jars, fruit bowls, and round boxes for storing tortillas in. With a loan, Arnulfa will invest in more ocoshal, threads, needles, soap, and a tray for making her crafts. Arnulfa is fifty-three years old. She did not have the opportunity to study because her parents believed that a woman's place was at home, not in school. As a little girl, she worked the land, and once she got married, she decided to start a business to acquire her own income. In spite of her lack of formal education, Arnulfa has worked hard to succeed. Her saying is, "Things have to be done better than you are taught to do them," so she gives her best to every single piece that she creates. She is proud to say that she has been in several fairs all over the country, where she sells her products. In addition to selling crafts, Arnulfa also grows and sells avocados, and she raises and sells chickens and turkeys from her home. She has recently recovered from pneumonia, and she is thankful to God for the motivation and spirit to keep going and work hard. Making ocoshal crafts is what Arnulfa loves most in life, and she is excited to buy more materials for her crafts with the loan. She would like to take her crafts to the cities in Mexico where this type of handcraft is not known. She wants to keep investing on her business because it is a way to show the beautiful traditions of her community to other people.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Rosa Elba
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosa Elba is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 to buy perfume essences, fragrances and bottles.
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    Rosa Elba (she goes by Elba) is a very active woman, eager to get ahead in life. Fifteen years ago she lacked a steady job and was having a hard time, so she started her perfume business. She is 53 and during these past 15 years has gained much experience selling perfume and running her business. To keep her business on track, once a week she orders perfume from other stores and then she delivers the orders to her own clients. Elba has responsible clients and though some of them might take a little longer to pay, in the end, nobody has let her down. This is a remarkable situation because Elba has not had losses in her business. Elba explains, "I want the loan because if I have different products to offer, customers will have even more perfumes to love and they might buy the one they prefer, they might even probably buy more perfumes." With the loan from World Vision Elba will be able to purchase a wider selection of perfume and fragrances. This will allow help her grow her business and meet the needs of her customers, as well as increase her sales and profits. In the future, Elba plans on buying a scooter so that she deliver her products quicker, and she wants to have her own perfume store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $300 to buy candy, sodas and bread to resell.
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    Maria is 70 years old and is a hard-working and enthusiastic woman. She sells candy in a school and at her house she sells sodas, bread and other products. Maria is always trying to find something to put on sale to have some work to do and to get her income. Unfortunately sometimes she does not have enough money to buy more products. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy a larger quantity of merchandise and increase her income. Maria's goals are to continue investing in the business, to increase her earnings and to improve her living conditions by expanding her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Ne
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ne is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and piglets.
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    Ne and her family live on a small farm in Cambodia. Although she works hard growing rice and raising pigs, she is earning very little from all her work. Ne has not had the money to invest in her farm, which would make it more profitable. Ne is asking for a loan to purchase fertilizer which will amend her soil and increase her rice yields. Also, she wants to purchase more piglets to raise. Thankfully, the loan from World Vision will come at a good time and Ne will be able to create a sustainable farm that thrives. This will increase her sales and income. With her new income, Ne will be able to better provide for her children and to send them to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300

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