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Francisca is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more natural products to sell in her community.
Francisca, 42, has been supporting her family by selling natural products for nine years. She sells from her home in La Selva, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, inviting friends and neighbors to try her products to improve their health.
A loan from World Vision will help her buy more products to sell. Her business has an increasing number of customers, and a larger inventory will increase her sales.
She hopes to someday have her own store to better display her products and receive her customers.
Francisca enjoys helping people learn to care for their health, and she wants her business to thrive so she can offer her family a better standard of living.
Her husband, Javier, is a farmer. They have three children, Francisco, Mario Alberto, and Jesus. The oldest is already working and the youngest ones are still in school.
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 Francisca Soto Higareda to expand her health and beauty business where she sells natural products for a living. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 by buying more natural products to sell in her community.
Francisca has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25. In addition to repaying her loan, Francisca is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Francisca's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Francisca and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Francisca Soto Higareda to improve her retail and health/beauty business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy more natural products to sell in her community.
Francisca has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Francisca has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Francisca's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Francisca received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Francisca hopes to send children to school and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Francisca and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.