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Dora Maria is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy ingredients like chilis, tomatoes, onions, garlic, maize, meat, cooking oil, table salt, beans, and rice in order to prepare dishes to sell.
Juchitan is a small community in the state of Guerrero, it means “place of flowers,” in Nahuatl. Agriculture is the main activity in this region; people grow mangos, corn, and sesame.
Maria is a single mothe who lives in Uchitan. Her son, Mauricio, is studying to obtain a bachelor's degree in education.
She has been selling typical Mexican snacks and dishes for almost three years. She decided to start selling these sorts of snacks because she realized it was a profitable activity. There are not many people in the same line of work in her community.
Luckily for Maria, her business is very successful; people in her community seem to be delighted with her snacks. She has also noticed that many people do not have enough time to prepare their own food or to cook for their families because of work.
With a loan from World Vision, Maria wants to buy chilis, tomatos, garlic, onion, maize, meat, table salt, and beans in order to make larger dishes and snacks.
Maria would eventually like to expand her business and have her own restaurant. A restaurant would help her to receive more clients and increase her sales.
Maria is a very happy woman. She enjoys doing her job and enjoys knowing that with her effort she will continue helping her son complete his university eduction.
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 Dora Maria Ayala Olguin to expand her food and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy ingredients like chilis, tomatoes, onions, garlic, maize, meat, cooking oil, table salt, beans, and rice in order to prepare dishes to sell.
Dora Maria has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $16.
In addition to repaying her loan, Dora Maria is using additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Thank you for supporting Dora Maria and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Dora Maria Ayala Olguin to improve her food and services business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy ingredients like chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, corn, meat, cooking oil, table salt, beans, and rice to prepare dishes to sell.
Dora Maria has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Dora Maria has used her additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
The loan Dora Maria received helped her business expand, and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Dora Maria hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Dora Maria and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.