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Alejandrina is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, and grapes.
Alejandrina sells fruits and vegetables to help her husband, Carlos, cover all the household expenses. With a loan from World Vision, she will invest in tomatoes, onions, potatoes, bananas, oranges, tangerines, grapes, and apples.
Because Alejandrina and her husband are hard workers, they have managed to buy the supplies their family most needs and have not suffered any serious troubles. She expects the loan to help her business thrive.
Someday, she would like to own a fruit shop where she can store and sell a larger quantity of fruits and vegetables.
Alejandrina and Carlos have two children, Andrés and Luis Enrique. Alejandrina will use her additional income to pay for her children's education and to save up for their future.
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 Alejandrina Valverde martinez to expand her food and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, and grapes. Alejandrina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $29.
In addition to repaying her loan, Alejandrina is using additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation. Alejandrina's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Alejandrina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Alejandrina Valverde Martinez to improve her food and grocery business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, and grapes.
Alejandrina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Alejandrina has used her additional income to purchase food for the family, purchase fertilizer, and pay for transportation.
Alejandrina's child continues to study in school.
The loan Alejandrina received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Alejandrina hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Alejandrina and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.