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Mawuena is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fruits and vegetables to sell and ingredients to prepare food.
Mawuena, 26, sells fruits and vegetables at her mother’s fruit stand in the community of Zitacuaro, Mexico, and also is known for making dishes and desserts to sell.
A loan from World Vision will help her buy more merchandise to sell at the market, such as onions, tomatoes, chilies, papayas, peaches, avocados, limes, cauliflower, potatoes, and squash.
Her increased income will allow her to offer better service and attract customers, but it will also help her reach her goal of starting her own catering business.
Mawuena studied to be a cook in the capital of her state. She wakes up early to prepare the dishes to sell before going to the market, and she hopes someday to cook for special events. Additional funds will help her buy or rent the china dishes needed for catering jobs.
Mawuena wants to keep investing in her businesses so she can support her family. She and Jorge have two school-aged children.
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.
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 Mawuena Garcia Andrade to expand her food and grocery business where she sells produce.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy fruits and vegetables to sell and ingredients to prepare food. Now she is making more sales.
Mawuena has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20. In addition to repaying her loan, Mawuena is using her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Mawuena's 2 children continue to study in school.
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Thank you so much for your support for the entrepreneur, Mawuena Garcia Andrade. While Mawuena initially invested her lown in her business by purchasing more fruits and vegetables to sell and also ingredients to prepare food, she has unfortunately struggled to repay her loan.
While we continued to work with Mawuena to help her reestablish her business, we regret to report that Mawuena has now defaulted on her loan.
Mawuena prays that she will someday be able to restart she business so that she can better provide for her family.
Please pray for Mawuena and her family during this difficult time.
Despite the fact that World Vision boasts a repayment rate greater than 98%, there will always be some loans that do not get fully repaid. While World Vision does everything it can to ensure that this does not happen, it is an unfortunate reality that must be recognized when providing loans to less fortunate populations.
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