Maria is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, meat, garlic, dough, salt, sugar, tortillas, condiments, gas, oil and sodas .
Maria Pavon Lopez 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. She has worked the past 14 years by selling food and sodas in her backyard. Monday thru Friday she gets up very early in the morning to start cooking delicious stews before her business opens and customers start arriving. Maria is very pleased that she has many returning customers.
Maria wants to expand her business. A loan from World Vision will allow her to purchase the products which will help her to increase her profits. She wants to buy tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, meat, garlic, dough, salt, sugar, tortillas, condiments, gas, oil and sodas.
Maria is 40 years old and she studied up to the 3rd grade of elementary school. She is married to Jose, who is a laborer in the fields. They have two children: Consuelo, who is 10 years old and Andrea, who is 16 years old. Additional income from her business will help with expenses. Maria wants to provide a better qualify of life for her children.