Rosario is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients and material to keep preparing snacks, including a metal hot plate for baking tortillas.
Rosario, called Rosy, has been selling typical Mexican snacks for the past four years in Colonia Nueva Michoacan, Mexico. Her customers enjoy handmade tacos dorados, enchiladas, pambazos (a type of sandwich), tortas, and more. On the weekends, she sells pozole – a traditional soup – from right in front of her house.
A loan from World Vision will help her buy a new large hot plate on which to bake tortillas. The one she owns is in bad condition, and she wants to give her customers a good impression of her business. She also will buy the ingredients she uses most, including chilies, sour cream, avocado, cheese, radishes, onions.
Improving her business will help Rosy increase her income. She hopes to attract new people to her stand and eventually buy plastic furniture so her customers can sit and enjoy their food.
Rosy’s business helps her provide for her family, which includes two children. "Though the income is not too much, I am able to help my husband, which is the greatest satisfaction,” she said.
She will use her increased income to ensure her children receive a good education.