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Jose is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $400 to buy more avocado plants, manure, insecticide, and materials to make "ocoshal" crafts.
Jose is twenty-six years old and he is married to Justina. They have two girls names Rose and Irasema. The family lives in Donaciano Ojeda a place where people feel, breath, and live the "mazahua" culture.
For almost four years, Jose has been creating "ocoshal" crafts (dried pine leaves) and grows avocados. He wants to invest his loan to buy more avocado plants, manure, insecticide, and more materials to continue making crafts.
Jose has approximately thirty plants in his garden. In the best seasons, Jose has harvested 200 kg of avocados and sold them to the wholesale food market in another community, Zitacuaro.
One of the biggest challenge for Jose is the lack of water to irrigate his plants. He and his father usually have to rent a boat to bring water from a creek.
A loan from World Vision will help Jose to get better harvests by purchasing manure and insecticide to get rid of the bugs that feed from the avocado flowers and leaves.
With the earnings from the vegetable sales, he wants to invest in a bakery that he has been forced to neglect. It has been almost three months since he has baked bread because of the lack of money to buy the needed ingredients.
One of Jose's goals is to enlarge his garden and to eventually have a his own plot. He wants the piece of land to remain in his family to be passed down to his daughters.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Crecencio Morales is a mountainous community that is home to an indigenous population of approximately 8,000. Elder members of the population still speak the Mazahua indigenous languages and weave traditional clothing.
Residents of Crecencio Morales live in poverty, depending primarily on agriculture, commerce, and the production of artisan goods for income. Most homes are made of wood and have only two rooms with dirt floors. Families cook their meals on wood stoves, as gas and electricity are limited. Few residents have access to toilets or running water; most use outhouses and fetch water from community wells.
In Crecencio Morales, World Vision is providing families with business training; helping farmers increase agricultural production and incomes; attending to the health needs of malnourished children; increasing access to safe water through the installation of water tanks; and providing tutoring and recreational opportunities.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Jose Avila soto to expand his food, retail and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $400 to buy more avocado plants, manure, insecticide, and materials to make "ocoshal" crafts. Jose has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying his loan, Jose is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Jose's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Jose and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Jose Avila soto to improve his food, retail and grocery business. He invested his loan of $400 to buy more avocado plants, manure, insecticide, and materials to make crafts.
Jose has now repaid his loan in full. In addition to repaying his loan, Jose has used his additional income to buy supplies in bulk.
Jose's two children continue to study in school.
The loan Jose received helped his business expand and the profits he is earning create lasting improvements in his life. In the future Jose hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Jose and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.