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Aurelia Celestina is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, lard, eggs, and yeast for baking.
Aurelia is married to Angel and together they have three children who are all married. Aurelia has been baking bread for almost forty years. She began this activity to help her husband with their household expenses and to improve their living conditions. Thanks to her business, her efforts, and her husband's support, she has never had to face any serious difficulties.
Aurelia dreams of expanding her business but she lacks the financial capital to do so. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy more ingredients for baking, including eggs, flour, sugar, lard and yeast. With the additional profits, she plans to continue reinvesting in her business so that one day, she will be able to have her own establishment for her bakery and increase her customer base.
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.
Residents of the community of Cuajinicuilapa are primarily a mix of native Mexicans and Africans, who originally arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. The region’s close proximity to the coast enables residents to participate in a wide range of economic activities, including commerce, agriculture, and fishing.
In Cuajinicuilapa, World Vision is working to improve healthcare and has conducted HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns, formed support groups, provided testing, and trained community members to care for those who are affected by the disease. We have also emphasized the importance of education to parents and trained community leaders to provide tutoring to students, helping them improve academic performance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Aurelia Celestina Bracamontes x to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, lard, eggs, and yeast for baking. Aurelia Celestina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Aurelia Celestina is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Aurelia Celestina's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Aurelia Celestina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Aurelia Celestina Bracamontes to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, lard, eggs, and yeast for baking.
Aurelia Celestina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Aurelia Celestina has used her additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Aurelia Celestina's three children continue to study in school.
The loan Aurelia Celestina received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Aurelia Celestina hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Aurelia Celestina and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.