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Rosalina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy yarn, cloth, threads, and needles.
Rosalina embroiders crafts like bags, blankets, and napkins. A loan from World Vision will help her expand her embroidery business by allowing her to buy needles, threads, yarn, and cloth.
Rosalina is an excellent embroiderer, but she has trouble selling her work for a fair price. Customers do not understand or value the work of an artisan, so they do not want to pay the price that her crafts are worth. Rosalina sometimes does earn back the money she spent for the material.
The World Vision loan will provide Rosalina with the materials she needs to keep working and make enough profit to reinvest in the business.
Rosalina and her husband, Mario, have three children named Mario, Luis, and Lizbeth. Rosalina uses all of her profits to buy food for her family. She wants to increase her income so that her children can say in school and lead better lives.
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.
Home to a primarily ethnic Mazahua population, the community of Najhé is located in a mountainous region in northeastern Mexico State. The climate is sub-humid, but temperatures are typically cool due to the region’s high elevation. Windstorms are common during the early spring, followed by heavy rains in the summer and frost in the winter.
Women in Najhé continue to wear typical Mazahua dress, and some community members uphold traditional artisan practices, producing pottery, woodwork, and crafts made of wool. The primary economic activity is agriculture. Squash, beans, and fruit are grown for consumption, while corn is grown both to eat and to sell.
World Vision’s work in Najhé includes agricultural assistance to improve nutrition and family incomes; vocational training and tutoring sessions; and self-esteem workshops. We are also working to improve health conditions by training volunteers who can educate community members and by providing housing materials that will contribute to better living environments.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Rosalina Salgado Urbina to expand her tailoring and sewing business where she makes embroidery.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy yarn, cloth, threads, and needles.
Rosalina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $50.
In addition to repaying her loan, Rosalina is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Rosalina's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Rosalina and World Vision Micro!