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Maria Blanca is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more groceries to sell.
Maria Blanca is a married mother of three grown daughters. She lives with her husband in the community of Paraiso La Reforma. Approximately five years ago, Blanca started her own grocery store to help her family. As she explains,"I had my husband's support and now I can support him. I am thankful to God. I have witnessed my business getting better, little by little. Now, I have many customers." She desires to increase her sales by purchasing more merchandise to sell. However, she lacks the necessary moneyto make those investments.
A loan from World Vision will dramatically improve Maria Blanca's business. This will enable her to replenish her shelves and buy greater quantities, which will increase her sales and profits. This will allow her to better provide for her family. In addition, she will be able to invest in her store.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% 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 Maria Blanca Perez Paz to expand her food, retail and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy more groceries to sell. Maria Blanca has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Blanca is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Maria Blanca and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Maria Blanca Perez Paz to expand her grocery business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy more food to sell.
Maria Blanca has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Blanca has used her income to buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.
The loan Maria Blanca received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Maria Blanca hopes to repair her home.
Thank you for your support of Maria Blanca and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.