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Maria Ruperta is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy material for her handcrafts and manure and insecticide for her avocado plot.
Like her neighbors, Maria Ruperta makes a living by growing avocados and making crafts out of ocoshal, or dried pine leaves. Ruperta is proud of her fifty avocado trees, which she has accumulated little by little as she worked hard and saved up for her farm. She also grows chili peppers and tomatoes, which she sells locally.
However, Ruperta cannot control the weather, and harsh frosts have recently ruined several of her avocado trees. With a loan from World Vision, Ruperta will buy manure and insecticide for her farm so that she will be able to keep her remaining trees healthy.
She will also use part of the loan to buy more material for her handcrafts, which she has been making for twelve years. Ruperta's crafts help her husband pay for the family expenses.
Ruperta wants to keep buying more avocado trees so that she can enlarge her plot and generate more income. She also plans to hire people from her community to help her in the harvesting season.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Crecencio Morales is a mountainous community that is home to an indigenous population of approximately 8,000. Elder members of the population still speak the Mazahua indigenous languages and weave traditional clothing.
Residents of Crecencio Morales live in poverty, depending primarily on agriculture, commerce, and the production of artisan goods for income. Most homes are made of wood and have only two rooms with dirt floors. Families cook their meals on wood stoves, as gas and electricity are limited. Few residents have access to toilets or running water; most use outhouses and fetch water from community wells.
In Crecencio Morales, World Vision is providing families with business training; helping farmers increase agricultural production and incomes; attending to the health needs of malnourished children; increasing access to safe water through the installation of water tanks; and providing tutoring and recreational opportunities.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Maria Ruperta Dorante Soto to expand her farming and food business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy material for her handcrafts and manure/insecticide for her avocado plot. Maria Ruperta has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Ruperta is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer, and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Maria Ruperta and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Maria Ruperta Dorante Soto to improve her avocado and craft business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy material for her handcrafts and manure and insecticide for her avocado plot.
Maria Ruperta has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Ruperta has used her income to buy supplies in bulk and purchase fertilizer.
The loan Maria Ruperta received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Maria Ruperta hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Maria Ruperta and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.