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Marcela is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $550 to buy inventory (sodas, lollipops, candy and cookies) .
Marcela lives in Acatlan, an important sugar cane area in the state of Oaxaca, a few minutes away from the sugar mill "La Margarita". She is married to Vicente, a land worker. They have an eleven-year-old son named Vicente who is attending elementary school.
Marcela has been selling sodas and candy for nine years to contribute to family expenses and to provide better opportunities for their son.
Normally, Marcela places a small table right outside her doorway. She displays and arranges all the candy. As people already know she sells sodas, she can keep them all in the fridge.
Marcela wants to use the loan to expand her inventory of sodas, cookies and different types of candy so that she can provide customers more choices.
With the loan she will be able to improve her business and her sales and contribute more to the support of her family.
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 community of Vincente Camalote is located in the state of Oaxaca, about two hours from the city of Tierra Blanca. The climate is warm and the landscape is lush and green. Many residents participate in agriculture, primarily harvesting sugar cane. Other economic activities include commerce and fishing.
World Vision is working to improve the health of families in Vincente Camalote by providing housing materials for the improvement of living spaces; restoring water tanks for access to clean water; and supporting medical treatment and HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns. We are also supporting education by training teachers and tutors and providing spiritual-formation workshops for teens.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Marcela Lopez Macoco to expand her sundries business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $550 to buy inventory (sodas, lollipops, candy and cookies).
Marcela has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $27..
In addition to repaying her loan, Marcela is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Marcela's young child continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Marcela and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Marcela Lopez Macoco to improve her soda business. She invested her loan of $550 to buy inventory (sodas, lollipops, candy and cookies).
Marcela has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Marcela has used her income to buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.
Marcela's child continues to study in school.
The loan Marcela received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Marcela hopes to repair her home, expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Marcela and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.