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Maria Paula is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy sodas, milk, cookies, cooking oil, rice, beans, soap, and toilet paper.
Maria Paula owns a small grocery store, and she will use a loan from World Vision to enlarge her stock with more sodas, milk, cooking oil, rice, beans, soap, and toilet paper. This will enable her to keep increasing her profits and improving her business.
The grocery store is very important for her community because it provides her neighbors with basic food supplies without making them travel to buy what they need. Maria Paula hopes to buy a building for her store so that she can display her products in a shop window and reach more customers.
Maria Paula is married and she has two children, Adriana and Eduardo. She hopes that her business will continue expanding so that she can improve her family's quality of life and pay for her children's education.
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 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 Paula Martinez Garcia to expand her food and grocery business where she sells grocery store. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy sodas, milk, cookies, cooking oil, rice, beans, soap, and toilet paper. Maria Paula has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Paula is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation. Maria Paula's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Maria Paula and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Maria paula Martinez garcia to improve her food and grocery business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy sodas, milk, cookies, cooking oil, rice, beans, soap, and toilet paper to sell.
Maria Paula has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Paula has used her additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation. Maria Paula's young child continues to study in school as well.
Thank you for your support of Maria Paula and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.