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Tomasa is from Mexico. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy more basic supplies such as milk, cookies, cooking oil, eggs, sodas, beans, rice, soap and toilet paper to sell.
Tomasa is married to Patricio, a land worker, and they have four children together, though only one is still living with them. Five years ago, Tomasa started her own grocery business because she wanted to find a way to improve the family's living conditions and provide her children with an education and a better future. Thanks to her efforts and her husband's support, the family has never faced any difficulty that they couldn't handle.
Tomasa would like to improve and expand her business but she lacks the financial capital to do so. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to restock her small grocery store with basic items such as milk, cookies, cooking oil, eggs, sodas, beans, rice, soap and toilet paper. That way she will be able to offer a better service to the people in her community and they would not have to look elsewhere to buy what they need.
With the additional profits, Tomasa will be able to better provide for her family. Though three of her children are already married, she is completely devoted to her family and wants to continue helping them whenever they need it. She also wants her youngest son to attend school, go to university and get a better job. In the future, Tomasa would like to continue reinvesting in her business so that she can fulfill her dream of having a larger establishment with more shelves and where she can offer more products.
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 Tomasa Carrasco Perez to expand her retail and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy more basic supplies such as milk, cookies, cooking oil, eggs, sodas, beans, rice, soap and toilet paper to sell. Tomasa has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $29.
In addition to repaying her loan, Tomasa is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Tomasa's 4 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Tomasa and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Tomasa Carrasco Perez to improve her grocery business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy more basic supplies such as milk, cookies, cooking oil, eggs, sodas, beans, rice, soap and toilet paper.
Tomasa has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Tomasa has used her income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies and pay for transportation.
Tomasa's four children continue to study in school.
The loan Tomasa received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Tomasa hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Tomasa and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.