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Osiris is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients like chili, tomatoes, lard cooking oil, meat, maize, and banana leaves to bake tamales.
Osiris is a 21-year-old girl. She is married to Javier, who works the land, and together they have one child. Her family lives in Azoyu, a historical community located in the state of Guerrero where two colonial codices were found. These are antique documents created after the Spanish conquest containing the register of the most important events in native communities before the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas.
Four years ago Osiris began selling meat and "tamales" (a typical Mexican dish made of maize flour, usually stuffed with chili sauce, meat or cheese and wrapped in banana leaves). She chose this line of work because she knew it was a profitable activity and because she wanted to help her husband with the family expenses and provide their son with a better life. Osiris gladly explained that her business is doing well, not only because of her effort but because of her husband's support.
Osiris wants to improve and expand her business by investing in it but she currently cannot afford to do so. A loan from World Vision will enable her to buy more ingredients to bake more "tamales", including chili, tomatoes, lard cooking oil, maize, meat and banana leaves. This will generate more income for the family and provide for their basic needs. Osiris' main focus is on her son and she wants to give him the best opportunities and invest in his future studies. She also wants to save some money to open her own establishment and start a butcher's shop someday in the future.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% of our loans.
The small community of Rio Santa Catarina, which derives its name from a local river, has a mountainous terrain and warm climate. Economic opportunities in this community are diverse as a result of its close proximity to the growing city of Ometepec.
In Rio Santa Catarina, World Vision is assisting farmers with production and marketing; educating families on disaster preparedness; and working to improve education through tutoring and teacher training. We are also providing healthcare services, nutritional training, and housing assistance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Osiris Garcia bautista to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy ingredients like chili, tomatoes, lard cooking oil, meat, maize, and banana leaves to bake tamales. Osiris has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $16.
In addition to repaying her loan, Osiris is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Osiris's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Osiris and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Osiris Garcia Bautista to improve her tamales business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy ingredients like chili, tomatoes, lard cooking oil, meat, maize, and banana leaves to bake tamales.
Osiris has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Osiris has used her income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Osiris's child continues to study in school.
The loan Osiris received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Osiris hopes to expand the business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Osiris and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.