Your gift to help a hardworking entrepreneur will double in impact thanks to a generous World Vision partner.
Virginia is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy supplies to create crafts.
Virginia, 29, creates handmade crafts such as embroidered napkins and earrings to support her family.
A loan from World Vision will help her purchase supplies to continue making and selling her crafts. She most needs beads, cloth, needles, rings, and thread.
She works on her crafts in the afternoons. Once she finishes several pieces she shows them to her friends and other people in her community, La Selva, Mexico.
Virginia hopes to increase her income so she can improve her family’s living conditions. She and her husband, Rafael, a farm worker, have three children: Fatima, Diana, and Rafael.
Virginia was only able to attend school until junior high, and she wants her children to finish their studies and have better opportunities in life.
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 Virginia Yepez Rivera to expand her retail and manufacturing business where she makes and sells crafts for a living. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 by buying craft supplies.
Virginia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25. In addition to repaying her loan, Virginia is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Virginia's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Virginia and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Virginia Yepez Rivera to improve her handicraft business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy supplies to create crafts.
Virginia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Virginia has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Virginia 's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Virginia received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Virginia hopes to send children to school and repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Virginia and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.