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Maria Dolores is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags.
Maria Dolores owns a taco restaurant. She will use a loan from World Vision to stock up on supplies and ingredients like chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, gas, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags.
This loan will give Maria the opportunity to keep running her business and making a profit for her family. Her goal is to keep investing in her business so that she can improve her establishment and offer better service to her clients.
Maria lives in a town called Marquelia that is surrounded by rivers, creeks, lagoons, beaches, and a waterfall. The region is full of tropical fruits like coconuts, guavas, tamarinds, papayas, bananas, and hibiscus.
Maria Dolores is married to a land worker, and they have one child still living at home. Maria's biggest dream is for her children to attend university, and she works hard to save up for their education.
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 small community of Rio Santa Catarina, which derives its name from a local river, has a mountainous terrain and warm climate. Economic opportunities in this community are diverse as a result of its close proximity to the growing city of Ometepec.
In Rio Santa Catarina, World Vision is assisting farmers with production and marketing; educating families on disaster preparedness; and working to improve education through tutoring and teacher training. We are also providing healthcare services, nutritional training, and housing assistance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Maria dolores Maya martinez to expand her food and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags. Maria Dolores has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $23.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Dolores is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation. Maria Dolores's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Maria Dolores and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Maria Dolores Maya Martinez to improve her food and services business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags.
Maria Dolores has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Dolores has used her additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Maria Dolores's child continues to study in school.
The loan Maria Dolores received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Maria Dolores hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Maria Dolores and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.