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Antonila is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy shirts, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, trousers and more.
Antonila is seventy years old. Her husband Barquin works as a farmer, and they have nine married children. For the past six years, Antonila has been selling clothing. She decided to work in this line of business because it is great for both her and for the community. Her business is going well and she has many clients. She always tries to give everyone great service and great treatment. She is requesting a loan to buy more clothing to keep in stock.
With a successful business, Antonila can increase her family's opportunity for success. With this as her motivation, Antonila does her best to transform money into visible results. Her dream is to build a small shop by her home so she can display all the clothes for her clients so that they can easily obtain what they need. She will use her earnings to improve her family's living conditions.
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 Antonila Gonzalez ramirez to expand her clothing and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy shirts, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, trousers and more. Antonila has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Antonila is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and purchase fertilizer. Antonila's 9 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Antonila and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Antonila Gonzalez ramirez to improve her clothing and retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy shirts, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, trousers and more.
Antonila has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Antonila has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer and pay for transportation.
Antonila's nine children continue to study in school.
The loan Antonila received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Antonila hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Antonila and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.