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Lending History

  • Veronica
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Veronica is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $850 to purchase materials to make ladies shoes .
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    Veronica is from Zitacuaro, located in the state of Michoacan, where there are Monarch butterflies' sanctuaries and a large archeological area. Veronica is 34 years old, she studied until 3rd grade of school but stopped early because she got married too young. Veronica is wanting to receive a loan grow her ladies shoe store. She has worked in this business for almost 8 years. Her siblings encouraged her to learn this business, because they make shoes too. She will buy man-made materials, soles, buckles, boxes, cement, studs and other things. She cuts the soles and assembles the shoes. Her siblings glue and sell them in the closer towns of her region. She buys the material to elaborate the footwear in the city of Leon, Guanajuato and Mexico City, because she gets a good price. Veronica is now a single mother. She has 3 children, Rodolfo and Rogelio are 9 years old and they attend Elementary school. Diana is 14 years old and she attends Junior High School. Veronica's business and her life are successful, thank God. She is very happy.The most important are the health and happiness of her children. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy the things that she needs to make more footwear and make better profits. Her goal is to get a machine to sew soles. In the future Veronica wants to save some money from the profits to buy a sewing machine that she needs to makes shoes and to support her children’s studies.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Eneyda
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Eneyda is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $850 to expand inventory.
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    Eneyda Pastrana Avila lives in Tierra Blanca community, in the state of Guerrero. She works selling Mexican snacks like sopes (fried tortilla topped with refried beans, onion and hot sauce), fried tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas and other items. She is asking for funding from World Vision to purchase additional items such as different types of chilies, tomatoes, meat and spices so that she add more items to her menu. Eneyda is single and has no children, but she does support and care for her elderly parents. All of her income goes towards providing for their needs. While her business is fairly successful, she is wanting to increase her business so that she can provide a better quality of life for her parents. It has always been Eneyda's dream to have her own restaurant. If she is able to increase her business, she would be able to save enough so that she could rent a space, or maybe even have a place built, for her restaurant. She is a hard worker and wants to make her parents proud of her.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Guadalupe
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Guadalupe is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase additional clothing for retail store .
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    Guadalupe Estrade Munoz lives in Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero where she owns a retail clothing store. In her store she sells not only clothing, but also jewelry and hair accessories. She is asking for funding from World Vision so that she can add more items to her inventory. Guadalupe is wanting to increase her business and feels that this would be the best way to accomplish that. The items that she would add to her store are: dresses, short pants, skirts and blouses and more necklaces. With more variety of products to sell she could easily increase her sales. Guadalupe wants to continue investing in her business so that it is well supplied and offers a wide variety of products. She wants to make her store bigger in order to increase her income. Guadalupe is a single mother of two, Cristina and Sebastian. The oldest is in 12th grade and the youngest one is in fourth grade. Guadalupe decided to start her business because she wanted to be independent and she wanted to provide her children a better quality of life and access to education. If she can increase her profits, it will provide a more stable life for her family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Bonifacia
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    $25
    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
  • Maria
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $525 to purchase coconuts .
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    Maria Marcial Campechano is 58 years old and she is married to Manuel. They have 3 children. Their names are Luis, Marisol and Angel. The youngest of them is studying the first year of junior high school and the others are already married. She works selling coconuts. She decided to begin this activity because she wanted to help her husband with the house expenses and improve their quality life. With a loan from World Vision Maria will purchase more coconuts and continue to expand her business. She says that she is thankful to God for the good results of her business and their family has had enough of what they needed. She has made enough to provide for basic neccesities like house and family expenses. Maria says the loan has benefited her very much as well as her family. She can support them better and she has a better quality life and money for the future. She wants to purchase a stove in the future. Her goal is to invest more money every day. She wants her business to grow. She is thinking about putting in a groceries store and to have more income. By increasing her profits she will benefit very much and she will have an even better quality life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $525
  • Areza
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Areza is from Philippines. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase supplies.
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    Areza Amorin is a resident of Dawahon, Bato, Leyte where she farms seaweed for a living. Her current income barely meets her family's needs and is she needing to increase her profits. She is asking for funding from World Vision to buy much needed supplies like wooden pegs, straw and gasoline for the boat. These supplies are needed to sustain her business and she does not have the capital to purchase them herself. All of her income goes towards providing for the needs of her three children: Diosdado-10, Dharlein-5 and Antonio-3. The extra would help to improve their living conditions and allow Areza to buy more nutritious food. She would also be able to put some into savings for their education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Roberta Osvelia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Roberta Osvelia is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy 3 sheep, food and vitamins for them.
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    Roberta is 31 years old and has been married to Justo for 2 years. They have 2 children; one is in school and the other is a new born. Roberta raises and sells sheep. She buys lambs when they are little and takes care of them until they grow up. Then she sells them. She has been selling sheep for 3 years and the only challenge she encounters is in keeping her sheep healthy. Sheep are very fragile and get sick with cold weather, so she has to keep them warm. She is asking for a loan to buy 3 sheep, and food for them. She currently doesn't have any animals because she had to sell them all to get money when she had her baby. She has to start raising a flock of sheep all over again. She is persistent, wanting to continue raising sheep for income to ensure that her children can enjoy a better quality of life. Part of her profits from her sheep raising business will go towards buying her children new shoes and clothes, and part towards fixing their house.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Ana Bertha
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    $50
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    Ana Bertha is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $625 to buy different kind of sodas.
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    Ana Bertha Lazo Ramirez lives in the community of Tetela, Mexico which is a sugarcane area just a few minutes away from one of the most important precincts in the state of Oaxaca. Ana Bertha's husband, David, works as a laborer in the field and she supplements that income by selling sodas. She has been selling sodas for the past two years. Ana Bertha keeps her supplies at home and mostly sells to her neighbors and friends. She has a good relationship with her customers and they return time and time again to purchase sodas from her. In order for her business to grow and become more profitable Ana Bertha needs to purchase different kinds of sodas to sell. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy the products that she needs and Ana Bertha believes this will help her business succeed. Ana Bertha is 38 years old and completed her education up to 2nd grade of high school. She and David have three children who are already married.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Maria Del Carmen
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Del Carmen is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $675 to buy stock to prepare corncob for their sale.
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    Mrs. Maria lives in Providencia community. She is 42 years old. She has been married 25 years old. She has three children. Two of them are studying Elementary School. The youngest one attends Preschool. It is a great expense supporting three children for her. Her husband does not have a job. He just works on the field. Mrs. Maria sells corncobs. She is doing well, but she is not earning enough. Other than low sales Maria also has to work against the weather. She sells her corn on the street corner where where the weather conditions vary every day. She carries all her stock because she does not have a truck, so she transports her stock with a wheelbarrow. She has to buy a lot of canvas to protect her from the sun, but the air sometimes breaks them. Mrs. Maria says that the loan is a great help because she wants to have better income for her children that are studying and to continue selling corncobs. Mrs. Maria's goals are to have her own business in her house to stop carrying the stock and to stop selling corncobs. She wants to make a premise in her house with the profits and to run a grocery store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $675
  • Elia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Elia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase food, firewood and fertilizer .
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    Elvia Martinez Sanchez is a 32 year old, single mother of an eight year old boy. They live in San Felipe Michoacan where she works very hard at baking breads, tortillas and selling fruits and vegetables to her community, to help provide for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Elvia will be able to purchase food supplies and fertilizer, to grow healthy avocado trees which will help her to grow her business. With the additional income, Elvia will be able to provide better living conditions for her family, provide for their daily needs and provide for her son's education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Maria Josefina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Josefina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy beans, avocadoes, tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, oil, cream, cheese, meat, lettuce, bananas, potatoes and sodas. .
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    Maria Josefina has been working ever since she got married to help her husband with household expenses and together provide a better quality of life to their children. She started selling snacks 2 years ago. She sells chiles, tacos, fried bananas, tostadas and quesadillas. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday she sells on a alley outside her house. From Monday thru Thursday she sells bread. “I am always looking for a way to help my husband with some of the expenses; I sell a little bit of everything and I work hard”. She is using this loan to buy bean, avocadoes, tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, oil, cream, cheese, lettuce, bananas, potatoes and sodas. She hopes that with this investment her business will succeed so she can provide a better quality of education to her children. Maria Josefina is 41 years old. She studied up to junior high. Her husband Musio works as a policeman. They have three children, ages 8, 7, and 6. All three children are in school. They live on the community of Tetela, located on a sugarcane zone a few minutes from one of the main sugar zones on the state of Oaxaca.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Julia
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    $25
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    Julia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy livestock and supplies to make crafts.
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    Julia, 60, sells livestock and crafts in Fresno Nichi, Mexico. She buys sheep, donkeys, chickens, and other animals when they are young and raises them until she can get a good price for them. She also embroiders napkins, which she sells in Mexico City. She recently sold all her livestock, and a loan from World Vision will help her buy more animals. She also will be able to purchase more material, thread, and needles so she can continue her crafts business. Julia is 60 years old, and her age has made it difficult for her to get a job, so she wants to invest in her livestock business. Her husband, Juan, is a mason, and also has had difficulty finding work because of his age. Julia will use her increased income to buy basic goods and food for herself and Juan.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Maria Isabel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Isabel is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy inventory (for example underwear, blouses, shirts, trousers, skirts).
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    Maria Isabel lives in Acatlan, an important sugar cane area in the state of Oaxaca, a few minutes away from the sugar mill "La Margarita". She is married to Jesus (a land worker) and they have two children Maria Celeste and Lluvia del Carmento. She has been selling clothes for 15 years to supplement her family's income and keep her children in school. She sells her clothes door-to-door, but also will do special orders for people in her community. With a loan from World Vision, Maria Isabel will be able to enlarge her inventory with more clothes for men and women. She plans to reinvest the profits in her business and allow her daughters to attend university some day and to get a profitable job.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ana Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ana Maria is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 to buy groceries, sweets, catalogue shoes and cosmetics .
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    Ana Maria or Doña Ana, as she prefers to be called, is 48 years old and she has been selling personal care products for four years. She also sells other merchandise such as shoes, clothes, bed clothing and cosmetics. In front of her house, she sets up a small table where she displays groceries and sweets for people to buy them. “Tengo un poco de todo," she says ("I have a little bit of everything" in Spanish). She is trying to satisfy as many customers as possible. Ana explains that her children live in the US and they are the ones who send her money to buy the products, little by little. She has also found support in Vision Fund's loans to help her increase her stock, but they have also helped her in her personal life since she has made home improvements with the profits obtained from all the sales. She is asking for a new loan to buy the shoes her clients have requested and to buy more sweets to enrich her little table. She thanks God for the good health He has provided her with, but also for the good luck and results she is getting from her sales. With the loan, Ana will be showing her responsibility to the clients because she needs to deliver the shoes they need. She will also increase the quantity of sweets she sells to to take advantage of the elementary school next to her house. Now that people in her community know her well and the types of products she sells, Ana thinks it is the right time to build an establishment where people can shop at a single place. She also longs to achieve this because she wants to spend more time with her children. With the obtained profits she will keep buying "un poco de todo" to save and get the desired establishment.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $325
  • Margarita
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Margarita is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $550 to buy more stocks (such as sandals and tennis shoes) for her store.
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    Ometepec (the name means "place between two hills") is a small community in the state of Oaxaca. In this area there is a lot more than meets the eye. Its people come from a native group called “amuzgos”. The meaning of this word is “place where there are libraries”, perhaps because of the features of sensitivity and wisdom of the inhabitants. Their eternal principle is to keep a balance between society and nature. For instance, they continue creating their typical embroidered clothing, which is also embellished with a natural dye. They come down to the reefs in the ocean, they take the color of the winkles and they put the little animal back into the sea. Margarita lives in this beautiful place with her husband Angel and their son Eduardo who attends kindergarten. Margarita has been in the shoe sales business for five years because she had only one thought in mind: her son's education. Margarita explains that she has had sales good enough to provide the most basic supplies for her family and that they have never been through any significant trouble in life. Now she wants to increase the family income to provide her son with better schooling opportunities and to buy school supplies. To do this she would use a World Vision loan to buy more stock for her store, such as "huaraches" (a native type of sandal made with woven leather), tennis shoes and other types of shoes. Margarita would like to open her shoe store someday where she could display more merchandise and receive more customers. Doña Mago (as neighbors and friends call her) works every single day to be able to send her son to university so that he has better opportunities in life than the ones she had.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Sokong
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Sokong is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy supplies for her small store.
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    Sokong owns a small food store where she sells her homemade meatballs. Her business is doing well, but it does not provide her with enough income to meet her family's most basic needs. Sokong wants to make her business more productive and profitable. The loan from World Vision comes at the right time and it will be the asset Sokong needs to create a thriving business. Sokong will be able to increase her sales and income. With her new income, Sokong will be able to provide her children with food, clothing, and she will be able to send them to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Daniela
    They gave
    $25
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    Daniela is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more shoes and other merchandise to sell.
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    Daniela is 22 years old and a university graduate. Daniela lives in a community which is surrounded by sugar cane plantations mainly. The inhabitants carry out activities related to the sow, growing, and harvesting of sugar cane thanks to the sugar mills that are located right in the same area. Daniela started selling shoes two years ago because she wanted to run her own business and because she realized it was a profitable activity. She is single and lives with her parents so wanted to use the income to help her parents cover some of the home expense. She visits friends, family and neighbors to show them her catalogs and to take down the orders. Once she gets more than five orders she buys the merchandise and she delivers the shoes. Recently, she started selling purses as well. Daniela wants to use a World Vision loan to pre-purchase more merchandise, increase her sales and continue helping her parents. She will expand the business by understanding the needs and desires of her customers and eventually she would like to get a location to start her own shoe store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Nin
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nin is from Cambodia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $350 to buy fertilizer and animal food.
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    Nin is a mother who lives with her family in a rural part of Cambodia. Nin works very hard at farming rice and raising pigs to sell for profit, to help provide for her family. At this time Nin lacks the funds needed to purchase fertilizer and animal food for her farming business. With a loan from World Vision, Nin will be able to purchase fertilizer and animal food for her farming business. Because of the loan, she'll be able to grow healthy crops of rice, along with raise healthy pigs to sell. Nin will also be able to grow her farming business and increase her income. With the additional income, Nin will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her children's education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Carmen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $450 to buy five sheep .
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    For the last 6 years Carmen has operated her small business in the Najhe region in Mexico. She raises sheep to sell to customers in her community. Carmen has asked for a loan to expand her business. She would like to buy five sheep to sell to to purchase school supplies, purchase food for her animals and purchase food for the family. Carmen is 41 years old and the mother of three children, all are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Felipa
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Felipa is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $300 to buy different color threads, hooks, and can stay-tabs to create her handcrafts.
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    Felipa is 42 years old, and she runs a small business selling embroidered handcrafts. She lives in World Vision’s Crescencio Morales region in Mexico. Felipa has sold embroidered handcrafts in this area for more than 5 years. Felipa also has a second business where she sells catalog cosmetics. This second business provides a supplemental income that Felipa needs to support her family. Felipa has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy different color threads, hooks, and can stay-tabs to create her handcrafts. Felipa is a single mother of 1 child, and she has carried out different economic activities in order to make a living. For the time being she creates bags with stay-tabs that she gets from soda cans. She learned to create them because she attended a course offered by her community's cultural center. She also creates belts, purses, and caps. Felipa sells the handcrafts in the marketplace of the community. She is excited for December, her best sales season, and is asking for a loan to buy more supplies before the Christmas rush. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Angelina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Angelina is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to expand her business.
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    Angelina Lopez Lorenzo lives in the community of Ometepec, Guerrero and has been cooking and selling Mexican snacks for the past 8 years. She is 32 years old and married to Leonardo. She started this business in order to provide a better education and quality of life for her two children: Antuan who is in the 1st grade of junior high, and Jonatan who is in the 3rd grade of kindergarten. Until now she hasn’t faced any problems and her business is doing well. Angelina hopes to offer new products to her clients by selling beauty products. With a loan from World Vision Angelina will purchase beauty creams as well as perfumes, facial creams and deodorants. She will also purchase more ingredients for her main snack business such as tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, meat, and oil. Angelina is sure that this loan will help her and her family have a better life. Specifically, she will be able to provide her children with a college education and to reinvest in her business. Her future goal is to build an establishment and open a restaurant with the profits she earns. This way she can serve more customers and expand her menu.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Tewabech
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Tewabech is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $300 to buy a hybrid cow for breeding.
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    Tewabech runs a small cattle raising business in the Damota II region of Ethiopia. She sells her cattle to customers in her community. She has been in business for over six years. Tewabech has asked for a loan to expand her business. She would like to buy a hybrid cow for breeding. With more cattle to sell, Tewabech can boost her income. She will be able to buy food for her animals and keep her family fed as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300

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