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Lucy Angelica is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy tomatoes, chili, onions, potatoes, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, and bananas.
Lucy lives in a municipality in the state of Guerrero called Marquelia (known in the past as “Potzahualco” meaning "Place Plentiful of Water" in Nahuatl). This area is surrounded by rivers, creeks, lagoons, beautiful beaches and a waterfall. It is also a region full of tropical plantations: coconut, guava, tamarind, papaya, banana and hibiscus.
Lucy lives in this beautiful land with her parents. She is twenty-one years old and has three siblings, all of whom no longer live with them. Five years ago, Lucy began selling fruits and vegetables to help her parents with the family expenses. Thanks to her activity and effort she has been able to buy the most essential goods and supplies for her family.
Lucy would like to expand her business. With a World Vision loan she will be able enlarge her stock by buying different types of fruits and vegetables including: tomatoes, chili, onions, potatoes, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, and bananas. With the additional profits she will be able to continue helping her family with the things they need. By investing, saving and using her income wisely, she knows she has the opportunity to improve their living conditions.
In the future, Lucy hopes to have her own establishment someday so that she can offer a larger quantity of fruits and vegetables to the people in her community.
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 Lucy Angelica Nolasco Cisneros to expand her fruit and vegetable selling busienss. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy tomatoes, chili, onions, potatoes, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, and bananas.
Lucy Angelica has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Lucy Angelica is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Thank you for supporting Lucy Angelica and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Lucy angelica Nolasco cisneros to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy tomatoes, chili, onions, potatoes, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, and bananas.
Lucy Angelica has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Lucy Angelica has used her additional income to purchase food for her family and buy supplies in bulk.
The loan Lucy Angelica received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Lucy Angelica hopes to expand her business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Lucy Angelica and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.