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Perla Rocio is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy perfumes, deodorants, and body lotions.
Perla sells perfumes, and she will use a loan from World Vision to buy more perfumes, lotions, and deodorants. Recently, she has not had enough resources to keep investing in the business and cover the expenses at home. The loan will give her another chance to continue working. When she increases her stock, she will again make enough income to help her family.
Perla would like to open an established perfume store in the future. She is willing to rent the space at first, but she is willing to work hard to one day own her own building.
Perla enjoys providing people in her community with quality personal care products, and her business also enables her to provide for her family. She and her husband, Luis, have a one-year-old child.
Perla and Luis live in Ometepec among the Amuzgo people, who are known for their sensitivity and wisdom. The Amuzgos strive to maintain a balance between society and nature.
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 Perla Rocio Pichardo Rodriguez to expand her retail and health/beauty business where she sells perfumes. Perla used the $400 loan from World Vision to buy perfumes, deodorants, and body lotions.
Perla Rocio has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $16. In addition to repaying her loan, Perla is using additional income to pay school fees for her child, buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Perla Rocio and World Vision Micro!