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  • Rosa Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Rosa Maria is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase materials.
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    Mrs. Rosa Maria is 40 years old and has been married for 24 years to Mr. Francisco, who is a construction worker. They have 5 children: Erika (22), Cristian (20), Pablo (16), Dulce Maria (8) and Francisco (6). The youngest two are in elementary school. A loan from World Vision allows Mrs. Rosa Maria to invest in her embroidery shop and buy thread, fabric, yarn, fabric paints, paint brushes, and zippers. She makes handbags, decorates napkins and cushions, and paints on calico blouses. Mrs. Rosa's mother-in-law is sick and they have to spend a lot of money on medicines. That can be hard on her business, as she is unable to expand on her business. Thanks to the loan from World Vision, Mrs. Rosa will be able to purchase all that she needs to create her handicrafts, sell them, and then make money to pay for her in-law's medicines. Mrs. Rosa's goal is to pay for her children's education and get them ahead in life. She says she would like to have a commercial premise. She also wants to buy her children their school's stationery, and pay for her mother-in-law's medicines. She wants to save the additional income for an emergency.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Francisca
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Francisca is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $625 to buy ingredients to make snacks.
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    Francisca makes a living by selling snacks in a shop near the center of her town, Tetela, Mexico. She built a small store about six years ago from which she sells candies, corncobs, corn kernels and chips in the evening. She always sells a little, but some days she sells more than others. She always works hard, but her income is not steady or sufficient enough to support her family. With a loan from World Vision, Francisca plans to purchase more stock for her store such as candies, chips, corncobs, cream, cheese and chilis and to purchase plates and glasses to serve the snacks. She hopes that this investment in her business will help it grow enough that she experiences a better quality of life. Francisca is 39 years old and is married to Jeronimo. She only stayed in school through junior high.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Ma Del Carmen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma Del Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase costume jewelry and hair bands.
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    Carmen is a 47 year old resident of San Antonio, Mexico. She and her husband of 20 years own their own home in this central farming community. Unfortunately, her husband’s construction work in Mexico City is only temporary. Carmen has been selling costume jewelry, hair bands, hair slides, threads and needles for 5 years in the local market in order to bring in additional income. The biggest challenge Carmen faces is not having her own premises where she can sell her goods. Because of this she is restricted in selling her wears in the market and must keep walking around, making it difficult to make sales. This makes it difficult for her to continue investing in her business because she has to use what profits she makes to purchase food first. With a loan from World Vision, Carmen wants to invest in her business by purchasing more, better quality fashion accessories in order to bring in more sales. With enough profits, she hopes to afford her own store in the center of the community where there are many people and her business will thrive. This will help her provide a better living for her family and give her the opportunity to keep growing her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $425 additional capital.
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    Maria Cabando is a resident of Dawahon, Bato, Leyte in the Philippines. She is 55 years old and although her children are all adult, she works hard so that she can be financially secure. She farms seaweed for an income. This has been a profitable business in her island. To earn a profit, she needs to invest in her business. A loan will enable her purchase supplies such as straw and wooden pegs. This will help her grow her business. Any additional income earned, Maria will use for home renovations and to help meet her daily needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Cecilia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Cecilia is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy meat, chicken, and vegetables to prepare food to sell.
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    Cecilia is a food vendor; she has been selling prepared food for five years now to make a living. Cecilia is a very hardworking woman; she gets up very early to prepare the food to sell. However, Cecilia has been having financial difficulties running her business. Cecilia is in great need of a loan. Please, help Cecilia’s business grow. She will use the funds of the loan for buying ingredients such as, meat, chicken, hot peppers, onions, tomatoes, cheese, cooking oil, salt, cream to prepare the food she sells. A loan will allow Cecilia to make more profits and she will be able to purchase uniforms, and school supplies for her children, and they will be able to go to school. Cecilia’s family will enjoy a better quality of life. Cecilia’s goal is to expand her business; she would like to open her own restaurant. Cecilia would like to buy chairs and tables. Cecilia is fifty-five-years-old; she is married to Amancio Avila and they have eight children. Angelica, Pedro and Jose Luis are the only dependents and they are currently attending school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Catalina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Catalina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $375 to buy 3 sheep and food .
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    Catalina is 31 years old and has been married for 9 years. Her husband, Horacio works as a taxi driver in their community. They have 3 little children who all attend school. Catalina has been raising sheep for the past 2 years. The greatest challenges she faces are dogs and the cold of winter. Sheep are very susceptible to the cold and often get sick during the winter. Her sheep are sometimes attacked and killed by dogs. She recently lost almost all of her sheep to a vicious dog. Catalina currently has 3 sheep and plans to purchase 3 more. Her goal is to restore her herd to its former size. With the income she brings in, she will continue to improve her house which is in need of many repairs. She will also be able to buy shoes, food and clothing for her children with the additional income. She does her best to support her husband in paying their household expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Virginia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Virginia is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy supplies to create crafts.
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    Virginia, 29, creates handmade crafts such as embroidered napkins and earrings to support her family. A loan from World Vision will help her purchase supplies to continue making and selling her crafts. She most needs beads, cloth, needles, rings, and thread. She works on her crafts in the afternoons. Once she finishes several pieces she shows them to her friends and other people in her community, La Selva, Mexico. Virginia hopes to increase her income so she can improve her family’s living conditions. She and her husband, Rafael, a farm worker, have three children: Fatima, Diana, and Rafael. Virginia was only able to attend school until junior high, and she wants her children to finish their studies and have better opportunities in life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Juana Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana Maria is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, garlic, cabbage, bread, tortillas, cheese, coriander, oil and gas. .
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    Juana started her tacos and tortas business a couple of years ago so she could support her son thru school and provide him with a college education. She wakes up early every morning and starts cooking stews and sauces, and then she takes everything to her refreshment stand and waits for customers to come and eat her delicious tacos and tortas. She needs this loan to buy tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, garlic, cabbage, bread, tortillas, cheese, coriander, oil and gas to cook and sell. She hopes that with this investment her business will succeed so she can provide a better quality of education to son. Juana Maria is 36 years old and she studied up to high school. She is a widow and has a son who is 10 years old and goes to elementary school. She and her family live on the community of Cosolapa, known for its beautiful weather. It’s near a sugarcane area between many hills.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Marcela
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marcela is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy maize, lard, chicken and different types of chili.
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    Marcela is 37 years old and had to end her studies right after finishing junior high-school. She is married to Victor and they have 5 children who are all attending either elementary or junior high-school at the moment. The family lives in Vicente, an important sugar cane-producing area. They live near the company Ingenio La Margarita, where many people in the state of Oaxaca are employed making sugar. When she was a little girl, Marcela's mother taught her to cook and to be a hard-working woman. A few years ago, when her husband got too sick to work, Marcela had to start working to support her whole family. Since she enjoys cooking, she decided to sell typical mexican snacks in the afternoons, especially tamales and chiles rellenos. Talames are typical mexican buns made of a maize mixture with numerous types of filling wrapped in banana leaves. Chiles rellenos are peppers filled with meat or cheese. She sells her delicipus treats every other day. After cooking, she walks through the streets and sells her products by knocking on almost every door in town. It is now 3 years since she started her business and it seems to be the perfect activity for her because she has many clients that are delighted with every single bite. She is requesting a loan to buy more maize, lard, chili, meat, eggs, oil, banana leaves and other ingredients. Marcela wants her business to grow to improve her family's quality of life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Juana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase more pigs and feed.
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    Juana Sanchez Alvarez is a single mother, who lives with her family in the neighborhood of “Las Salidas”. Juana has been working hard for four years at her pig raising business, to earn a living for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Juana will be able to purchase more pigs and pig feed. She will also be able to expand her business and increase her income. With the additional income, Juana will be able to provide for all of her family's needs and reinvest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Silvia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Silvia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase various fruit, vegetables, chilies.
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    Mrs. Silvia Hernandez Ortiz is 34 years old, married with one son. Silvia has been selling fruits and vegetables for over 6 years. She decided to sell fruit and vegetables as a means of helping her husband with some expenses and to improve her quality of life and economic solvency. She would like to expand her business and grow her customer base. Silvia will invest a World Vision microloan in the purchase of bananas, apples, oranges, melons, mandarins, pears, chilies, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and more, in bulk quantity, to get better prices. Her goal is to reinvest in her business to keep increasing profits and to someday have her own fruit store. She is confident that she can achieve this plan with the profits that she will earn and with the support of the community. The additional income will cause her life, business and family situation to improve substantially. She will be able to save money to continue investing in her fruit business and remain solvent.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Agustina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Agustina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chicken and pork meat.
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    Agustina has been selling chicken and pork meat for 25 years in the community of La Selva, Mexico, near the large sugar mill known as Ingenio La Margartia. She sells the meat to friends and people in her community by taking orders one day before making the deliveries. If ever she has any meat left, she sells it to other people in her neighborhood. Thanks to her effort and the quality of products and services she provides, she is getting more and more customers. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy more meat to sell. She enjoys running her business, and wants to continue investing in it. Agustina will use her increased income to support her family and offer her children more opportunities. She is married to Aldegundo, a land worker, and they have three children who are married.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Maria Del Rosario
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Del Rosario is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy quilts, bed sheets, blankets and towels .
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    Rosario is an enthusiastic mother of two. She starts work early in the mornings, selling items such as bed sheets, quilts, blankets, towels, and cushions door -to- door. Five months ago she started this business, and she let her customers pay in two installments because it is easier for them. Rosario buys all the merchandise from an authorized distributor located in other community. Her new business is going well and Rosario is pleased with this new chance to improve it. She is asking for a loan to buy additional products so people do not have to wait for their items to be delivered, which is especially important around the holidays. A loan from World Vision is going to help Rosario to expand her business. This will increase her sales and profits. Her new profits will allow her to better provide for her family and ensure that her children are able to attend school. In the future and as her profits allow, Rosario would like to have her own store where she can sell women shoes, catalogue clothes, and other accessories.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Maria Isabel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Isabel is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chicken feed, livestock to raise, and pasture.
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    Maria Isabel is 44 years old and she has been married to Felipe for 26 years. Felipe is a farm worker and Isabel raises sheep and chicken for a living, an activity she started 10 years ago. Among her challenges is buying adequate food for her animals because it is quite expensive. With a loan from World Vision, Maria Isabel will be able to buy the food, pasture for her sheep, as well as more animals. She can then sell her full-grown animals for increased income and be able to buy basic supplies for her children. In the future she aims to have a steady business with a consistent and being self-sufficient enough to not need to ask for another loan.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Fikiru
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Fikiru is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more merchandise for his store.
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    Fikiru lives in Ethiopia where he owns a small general store. A hard working business man, Fikru is struggling to earn enough income for his family. Right now, Fikru needs financial help to buy more merchandise for his store. With the loan from World Vision, Fikru will be able to restock his shelves and have more items to offer to his customers. Providing good customer service is very important to Fikru. This will help him gain more customers and generate more income for his family. Fikru hopes he will develop his business into a sustainable livelihood for his family. With the additional income he earns, Fikru will be able to provide his family with the basic things they need. Fikru hopes to improve the quality of life for himself and his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Marciana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marciana is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizers and seasonal fruits.
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    Marciana (or Doña Marce as she likes to be called) is 65 years old and lives in a community named La Barranca. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for 20 years. She buys part of the produce, but she also grows some of them (avocados and peaches). She sells the produce in the wholesale food market of Zitácuaro and sometimes in the marketplace of her own community. She sells tomatoes, chayotes, peaches, guavas, chili, peaches, avocados, etc. Marce is having a hard time because of her age. She shared that sometimes she does not have the strength to carry heavy loads of fruits and she has to hire someone else to take the produce for her. Marce would love to use loan from World Vision to buy fertilizers and insecticides to enhance her own harvest and to buy seasonal fruits. She will continue using her profits to enhance the condition of her orchard. Her goal is to keep doing her best because despite her age, she and her husband are still eager to improve her living conditions now that they live alone (all her children are already married).
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Emilio
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Emilio is from Bolivia. He needs a loan of $450 to start a new business.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Nimia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nimia is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $1,450 to purchase balanced food for Poultry.
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    Nimia is 23 years old and has two children, one of whom is currently studying in school. For the past two years, she has run a small business raising poultry in World Vision’s Machareti region in Bolivia. Nimia is requesting a microloan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase balanced food for healthy poultry which will increase her customers and her overall income. The additional income will be used to pay for her child's school fees and she can reinvest in her livestock to remain financially solvent.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,450
  • Birtukan
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Birtukan is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and selected seeds.
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    Birtukan is 45 years old and runs a small business growing crops. She lives in World Vision's Hidabu Abote region in Ethiopia. Birtukan has grown crops in this area for more than five years. She also has one employee who helps her run her farm. Birtukan also has a second business where she sells grains. This second business provides a supplemental income which Birtukan needs to support her family. Birtukan has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and selected seeds to create a sustainable source of income. This will help Birtukan grow and sell more crops which will increase her overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Berhanu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Berhanu is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $200 to buy an ox to plough his plot of land.
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    Berhanu is 34 years old and runs a small business growing grains like corn, beans and wheat. He lives in World Vision's Omosheleko region in Ethiopia. Berhanu has grown crops in this area for more than five years. Berhanu has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy an ox to plough his plot of land. This will help Berhanu grow and sell more goods, which will increase his overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200

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