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Agustina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chicken and pork meat.
Agustina has been selling chicken and pork meat for 25 years in the community of La Selva, Mexico, near the large sugar mill known as Ingenio La Margartia.
She sells the meat to friends and people in her community by taking orders one day before making the deliveries. If ever she has any meat left, she sells it to other people in her neighborhood. Thanks to her effort and the quality of products and services she provides, she is getting more and more customers.
A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy more meat to sell. She enjoys running her business, and wants to continue investing in it.
Agustina will use her increased income to support her family and offer her children more opportunities. She is married to Aldegundo, a land worker, and they have three children who are married.
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 Agustina Soto Higareda to expand her meat selling business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy chicken and pork meat.
Agustina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Agustina is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Agustina's three children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Agustina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Agustina Soto Higareda to improve her food, retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy chicken and pork meat.
Agustina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Agustina has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Agustina's three children continue to study in school.
The loan Agustina received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Agustina hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Agustina and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.