Abigail is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients such as tomatoes, chili, onions, cooking oil, meat, cheese, potatoes, lettuce and avocados.
Abigail lives in a small community in the state of Oaxaca called Ometepec, meaning “place between two hills.” In this area there is a lot more than meets the eye. Its people come from a native group called “Amuzgos,” which means "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. When they come down to the reefs in the ocean, they gently extract the color of the winkles and put the little animal back into the sea.
In this beautiful area, Abigail lives with her husband Jesus and their three children: Jose, Patricia and Jorge. A year ago, Abigail began cooking and selling typical Mexican snacks because she wanted to help her husband provide for their family and improve their living conditions.
Abigail would like to expand her business but she doesn't have the financial capital to invest in it. With a World Vision loan she will be able to buy more ingredients for cooking, including tomatoes, chili, onions, cooking oil, meat, cheese, potatoes, lettuce and avocados. With the additional profits, Abigail will be able to help her children in their studies and offer them better opportunities. She also plans to buy a stove for their home.
In the future, Abigail hopes to fulfill her dream of having her own establishment and opening her own restaurant someday.