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Melissa

Lending History

  • Hermila
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Hermila is from Mexico. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $1,125 to purchase animals.
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    Hermila has a business buying animals such as pigs and goats, and then selling the meat. With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to purchase more animals and expand her operation. The additional income she will earn will help to support the growth of her business and provide a better life for her family. Hermila is forty four years old, married, and has seven children. With this loan, she will be able to make better provision for daily necessities and educational expenses for her family. In the future, Hermila hopes to continue to invest in her business so she can add a room onto her home and open a butcher shop.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,125
  • Juana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $1,125 to purchase goods for the grocery store.
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    Juana is from Yondese del Cedro community. She is 47 years old and she is married. She has been married almost 32 years and lives with her husband and they have 8 children. Four of them are married, two of the others work and the last two study She is a housewife and she attends the grocery store, where she sells all kind of things, sodas, bread, potatoes, cookies and more things. She wants to expand their store and sell more things in their new space. The problem is that Juana's store is on a hill and some suppliers are not able to reach it. The road influences so much, because any kind of vehicle cannot go up the road. A loan from World Vision will be help her because she can stock the store with things that she does not have, due to the suppliers that cannot reach it and she has to get the goods in other place store. Juana's goal is to expand her store and to sell shoes, hats and other things that people go out of the community to get. Juana hopes to pay for daily needs of the family and the children's school. She also hopes to save money for future.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,125
  • Susana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Susana is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $700 to buy meat and spices and disposable plates and glasses.
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    Susana lives in Providencia, Mexico, the community where she grew up and where she is well-connected. Susana owns a fast food business, and while she has plenty of customers, she does not have the income to provide a good variety of menu options. With a loan from World Vision, Susana will be able to buy a large variety of food and spices that will appeal to many different people. She wants to offer many different dishes each day so that she can please all her customers. Besides buying spices, Susana wants to buy a variety of meats that she can cook for customers; she will also purcase disposal plates and cups to serve the food. Her goal is to grow her business large enough that she can also open a delicatessen because she wants to increase her income further, and her town can use such an establishment. Susana is 49 years old and has been married for 27 years. She lives with her husband, who works on a farm and helps her with the fast food business. They have two children who are married and have their own families. Susana will save the profits from her business or reinvest them because her children both work and are able to support their own families.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $700
  • Josefina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Josefina is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $375 to purchase corn to make handmade tortillas .
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    Josefina is 27 years old. She is married and has two children. One is in elementary school and the other is 2 years old. She makes handmade tortillas in her house. She started to run this business to support her husband. She did not have money to buy a stove so she made a stove with a cane and its top is the metal hotplate for cooking tortillas. She has been selling tortillas since she was 5 years old. She is doing pretty well making tortillas. It encourages her to go ahead. She is asking for credit to buy what she needs to make tortillas such as corn, flour, lime and firewood. Her challenge is that her kitchen is made of wood and cardboard. It is not a good kitchen and it is getting old and wasted. She hopes to get a new one. The credit will benefit her to get profits through the sale of tortillas, and she will provide a better quality of food and housing for her children. Her goal is to fix her kitchen and to buy a better metal hotplate for cooking tortillas. Josefina will pay a part of the credit with the profits, and she will continue investing in her business to get the things that her family needs.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Perfecta
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Perfecta is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $375 to purchase trousers, dresses, underwear, shirts, blouses, t-shirts, hammocks and lamps to resell.
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    Perfecta has been selling frames, hammocks, lamps, knitted bags, and baskets for ten years to make a living. However, she decided to start selling clothes because she thought she would earn more revenue. Perfecta is a very hardworking woman; she has to sell her products door to door. She gets up very early every day to take orders, and later she purchases the orders for her clients. Perfecta is in great need for a loan. Please help Perfecta’s clothing business grow. She needs a loan to purchase: shirts; underwear; dresses; trousers; shorts; t-shirts; lamps; threads; crochet hooks; hammocks, and other products to resell them. A loan would help her make more money to support her children; she would like to be able to offer them a better quality of life and she would like to be able to pay for their education. Finally, she hopes to have a store where she could sell all of her products. Perfecta is thirty-eight-years-old; she is a single mother, and she has two children. Perfecta lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Margarita
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Margarita is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase cook oiling, canned food, candies, soap, bleach, detergent, juices, sodas, beans, rice, sugar, cheese, milk, cream, chilies and candies.
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    Margarita is 51 years old and is married to Navor, a salesman. They live in the community of Cerro Mojarra and have 4 children who are all students. Two are in high school and one is in junior high. Many of the people in their community fish and sell tilapia in the State of Oaxaca. Margarita has been selling groceries for the past 3 years. She operates her own store from her house, which she named "The Pure Conception." She opens very early in the morning and carries many products, so that her clients can always find what they are looking for. With the loan, Margarita will purchase cooking oil, canned food, candies, detergent, soap, bleach, juices, sodas, beans, rice, sugar, cheese, cream, milk, chilies and other products to sell. Her goal is to one day have a bigger place to house her business. She does her best to support her children and her husband by helping with the household expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Maria Del Carmen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Del Carmen is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy lipstick, perfumes, creams, eye shadows, eyeliners and nail polish. .
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    Mrs. Maria del Carmen is 39 years old, she studied up to junior high and she’s married to Mr. Edgar, who works in the field. They have two children; the oldest one is Edgar, who is 13 years old and goes to high school, and Mary, who goes to elementary school. They all live on the community of Vicente, on the state of Oaxaca. For more than two years she has been working on this, she sells cosmetic products thru catalog. She wants to help her husband cover some house expenses. She is noticing that the economic situation in the country is getting harder and that they need to provide the best possible education to her children. Mrs. Maria del Carmen sells cosmetics, she goes door to door selling her products to her friends and neighbors. She shows them her catalog and they place their orders, when she has a high number of orders, she goes to get them and then she gets paid for them. She is asking for a loan to buy lipstick, perfumes, creams, eye shadows, eye liners and nail polishers to sell. Mrs. Maria del Carmen hopes that with this loan she will be able to expand her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Dominga
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Dominga is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy sheep and pasture.
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    Dominga has been raising sheep for seven years. She buys young sheep, raises them to grow strong and healthy, and then sells them for a higher price. She will use a loan from World Vision to buy two more sheep and pasture land. Dominga needs a loan to help her continue her business because she suffers financial loss when her animals become sick and either require veterinary attention or die. When she invests in more animals, she will be able to save some of her profits to pay for future veterinary bills. She also plans to buy more pasture so that her sheep have more good land to graze on. Dominga has been married to her husband, Carlos, for ten years. Carlos works as a builder. They have three children, two of whom are in school. Dominga and Carlos both work hard to provide for their children's needs and pay for their education. Dominga would like to open a supplies store where she will sell equipment like buckets, brooms, and tubs. This additional business will increase her economic opportunities, and she expects it to succeed because there is always a high demand for these kinds of supplies. In addition to saving up for veterinary bills, Dominga will use her additional income to save up enough money to open her supplies store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Fabiola
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    $25
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    Fabiola is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $625 to buy perfumes and cosmetics.
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    Fabiola is 33 years old and has a junior high-school education. She is a single mother and has one son, Jorge, who is 10 years old and is attending elementary school. Fabiola lives in the community of 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. Fabiola has worked hard all her life, but the moment she became a mother she knew she had to make a greater effort in order to give her son a better life. Fabiola has always been a trader. She started out selling clothing and recently decided to sell cosmetics from a catalog. She visits her family and friends to sell the products, and realizes that selling beauty products is a profitable activity for which the demand is always growing. With this loan, Fabiola will buy more cosmetics and several perfumes to show as samples and eventually to resell to her customers. She expects that this increase in inventory will help her to improve her business so that she can provide her son with better opportunities and a good education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Roxana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Roxana is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy shoes like sandals and sneakers.
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    Roxana sells shoes to improve her family's living conditions. She will use a loan from World Vision to enlarge her stock of shoes. She will buy a variety of sneakers and sandals like huaraches, which are hand-woven leather sandals popular in Mexico. Thanks to her hard work and her husband's support, Roxana's family has never endured severe poverty. Now the loan will help her business continue to expand. In the future, Roxana would like to open her own shoe store. She wants to display many shoes, and a building would give her the opportunity to reach more customers. Roxana is twenty-one years old, and she is married to Edilberto, a land worker. They have one daughter, Angelica, who is only two years old. Roxana constantly thinks about her daughter's future and education. By improving her business, Roxana will be able to improve her family's conditions, and she will no longer worry about her daughter's future success.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Marisol
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marisol is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy Herbalife products. .
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    Marisol is 24 years old and she has been living with Fidencio for 6 years ago. They have a six-year-old son. Marisol has been selling Herbalife supplements for quite a while and she wants to obtain a World Vision Loan to buy more merchandise to continue her business. A loan would help Marisol increase her product line, so she can increase sales. Marisol is aiding her community, by selling Herbalife, which offer nutrition, and wellness products, which benefits and promotes a healthier living. Marisol does face some obstacles with expanding her business due to economic decline. By, increasing her product line would help her business offer consumers a larger variety of merchandise, putting Marisol in a better position financially to support her family
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Ma Paula
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    $25
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    Ma Paula is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to purchase pig food .
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    Doña Paula is 51 years old, married and the mother of six children, though only two of them remain at home. Doña Paula has been raising pigs for ten years; she started the business to help her husband with the family expenses. The greatest challenge for Paula is the lack of resources to buy appropriate food for her eleven pigs. Paula is requesting a World Vision microloan to buy high-quality food to fatten the pigs in order to get more profits; her clients pay more for the biggest pigs. She has set a goal to purchase more pigs and to increase her income, because she would like to invest in a candy shop that she recently started. She wants to buy a new counter to have a more attractive look to her shop and attract more customers. With the profits, Paula wants to buy more pig food, clothes and shoes for her family and to invest in the candy shop to get that profitable quickly.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Merry
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Merry is from Philippines. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $600 to purchase supplies needed for seaweed farming.
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    Merry started farming seaweed when her nine children were young. Seaweed farming is the practice of cultivating and harvesting seaweed. Although they are all grown, Merry still farms seaweed. Merry is doing well and wants to expand her business. However, due to a lack of money she has been unable to purchase equipment that would make seaweed harvesting easier and quicker; so she spends long hours harvesting seaweed, with little income. With a loan from World Vision, Merry will be able to purchase plastic rope, wooden stakes, and gasoline for the boat. hese will allow Merry to improve her business and allow it to thrive. The additional income will enable Merry to meet her needs and to reinvest in her business which will help create a sustainable business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Maria
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $300 to buy supplies for her greenhouse .
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    Maria is 34-years old and she is married to Alicio; they have three children, two of them are attending elementary school. Five years ago, Maria strated growing and selling ornamental flowers and Poinsettias. She began running her own business with the assistance of her husband because of the lack of job opportunities. Maria explains, "In February, we start growing Poinsettias and take care of them all along the year so that the bright red flowers are ready to be sold in November and December. Although it is a tough flower, they require a lot of care but they do earn a profit. On the other hand, the ornamental flowers are not difficult to grow." Fortunately, they already have many customers who come right to their greenhouse to buy their flowers. The loan will allow Maria's flower business to expand and thrive. She will be able to buy the appropriate soil, pots, manure, and natural insecticides her business needs. Maria would like to expand the greenhouse not only for her family's benefit, but, also, for other people in the community because she would to offer employment and to provide families with a source of income as well.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Beatriz
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Beatriz is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $450 to buy ingredients like vegetables, cooking oil, mongo beans, coconuts, and rice.
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    Beatriz is 51 years old and runs a small business selling home-cooked dishes like rice, sauteed mongo, and sauteed vegetables. She lives in World Vision’s Omega region in the Philippines. Beatriz has sold home-cooked dishes like rice, sauteed mongo, and sauteed vegetables in this area for more than 5 years. Beatriz has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to buy ingredients like vegetables, cooking oil, mongo beans, coconuts, and rice. Beatriz is a widow.and has 2 children, of whom 2 are currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Salifu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Salifu is from Ghana. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $650 to buy supplies in bulk.
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    Salifu lives in Krachi East region in Ghana. He has been running a local shop that sells radios, padlocks, flashlights etc. Salifu is 60 years old and father of three school going children. He also cares for two additional dependents in his home. Salifu has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan amount, he will be able to buy supplies in bulk. Which will allow him to have better margins. And, this will help him in paying his children's school fees, purchase schoolbooks and purchase food for his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $650
  • Mabel Rocio
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Mabel Rocio is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $850 to purchase shoes.
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    Mabel Rocio is 23 years old and the mother of one child who is currently studying in school. For the last four years Mabel has operated her small business in the Machareti region in Bolivia where she sells shoes to customers in her community. Mabel Rocio is requesting a microloan from World Vision to purchase shoes in bulk to earn higher profits and expand her customer base. The additional income will help pay for school fees, improve their living conditions and enable Mabel to continue investing in her shoe business to remain financially viable.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $850
  • Bedilu
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Bedilu is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer to maximize his yield.
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    Bedilu is a hard-working farmer with a small farm which helps support his family. With a World Vision loan he will be able to work his farm more effectively. “There is increasing demand for my crops. If I get a loan, I will also buy fertilizer to maximize my harvest. This enables me to get good yield,” he said. "The additional income from higher sales will go towards giving my four children a nutritious diet and paying for them to go to school,” he said.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Adriana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Adriana is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase soda, juice, chili, beans, rice, milk, eggs, and other inventory.
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    Adriana helps to support her family by operating a grocery store in her home. She also sells cosmetics as a side business. Her main challenge is insufficient capital to invest in her businesses. Her goal is to expand her businesses and increase her income so she can improve living conditions for her family. A loan from World Vision will allow Adriana to purchase more inventory such as soda, juice, chili, beans, rice, milk and eggs. She could also buy more cosmetics to sell. With the additional income she will earn, she plans to continue to invest in and grow her businesses. She wants to add more variety to her line of products, and make other improvements to her store. Adriana is twenty five years old and married to Cesar. They have two children, ages seven and two.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Simon
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Simon is from Kenya. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase more supplies.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Nak
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nak is from Cambodia. He needs a loan of $300 to buy more merchandise .
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    Nak lives with her family in the Leuk Daek region in Cambodia. For the last five years, Nak has been operating her small grocery store within her community, to help provide for her family. Nak has asked for a loan from World Vision to buy more merchandise. The loan will also help her to expand her business, increase her income and help to provide for her family's daily needs. Nak cares for one additional dependent in his home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Helen
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Helen is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase equipment.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Tesfaye
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Tesfaye is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $650 to buy supplies in bulk.
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    Tesfaye is 35 years old and runs a small business selling shop items like soap, salt etc. He lives in World Vision's Hidabu Abote region in Ethiopia. Tesfaye has sold shop items like soap, salt etc. in this area for more than five years. He also has two employees who help him run his shop. Tesfaye also has a second business where he sells various types of grains. This second business provides a supplemental income which Tesfaye needs to support his family. Tesfaye has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, he would like to buy supplies in bulk to increase his overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $650
  • Gizachew
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Gizachew is from Ethiopia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $250 to restock and expand his store.
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    Gizachew owns a small variety store and his customers like to purchase the items he has for sale. He is ambitious and would like to expand his store, but is financially unable to do this. A micro loan from World Vision would enable him to restock his store and add a greater variety of items to sell. “A loan will help me run my store efficiently. When my business grows, so will my income – then my lifestyle will improve,” he said. As his income increases, he will be able to provide nutritious food, clothing, and medical care for his family and an education for his children. Then they can develop their potential and lead a better life. In the future, Gizachew would like to open a restaurant.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Cinthia Pamela
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Cinthia Pamela is from Bolivia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $600 to purchase additional merchandise for re-sell.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $600
  • Noy
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Noy is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and rice seed.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Florence
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Florence is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $450 to buy more groceries and toiletries.
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    Florence opened her small grocery store six years ago in the Katito region in Kenya. She sells soft drinks, snacks, and other groceries to customers in her community. She has managed her store well, and as a result, she has one employee who helps her run it. Florence has asked World Vision for a loan to expand her store. With the loan Florence is going to buy more inventory to sell. This loan will help Florence increase her sales and overall income. With her new income, Florence will buy food for her family, pay school fees to keep her children in school, plus she will have money to continue to invest in her store to keep it growing and thriving. Florence is 30 years old is the mother of two children who are going to school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450

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