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Isabel is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy clothes to sell.
Isabel (38) is married to Humbreto. They have three children: Katia, Natalia and Jose Angel. Although she only had the opportunity to study until junior high school, Isabel started a business selling clothes door-to-door to help her husband. She would like to grow her business but has not had the extra money buy more clothes.
A loan from World Vision will allow Isable to grow her business and to increase her income. The income she earns will allow her to save for her children's education. Isabel wants her children to attend a university to get a better job and enjoy better living conditions.
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 community of Vincente Camalote is located in the state of Oaxaca, about two hours from the city of Tierra Blanca. The climate is warm and the landscape is lush and green. Many residents participate in agriculture, primarily harvesting sugar cane. Other economic activities include commerce and fishing.
World Vision is working to improve the health of families in Vincente Camalote by providing housing materials for the improvement of living spaces; restoring water tanks for access to clean water; and supporting medical treatment and HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns. We are also supporting education by training teachers and tutors and providing spiritual-formation workshops for teens.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Isabel Ramirez Cid to expand her clothing and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy clothes to sell. Isabel has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Isabel is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Isabel's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Isabel and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Isabel Ramirez Cid to improve her retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy clothes for resell.
Isabel has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Isabel has used her income to buy supplies and expand her current business.
Isabel's three children continue to study in school.
The loan Isabel received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Isabel hopes to send children to school and repair her home.
Thank you for your support of Isabel and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.