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Sonia is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy ingredients for her snack business.
Sonia, a 20-year-old single mother, sells Mexican snacks in the community of Vicente Camalote in the state of Oaxaca.
A loan from World Vision will help her purchase ingredients to prepare her snacks: chilies, cheese, cooking oil, sour cream, chicken meat, onions, garlic, tortillas, sugar, maize mix, and banana leaves.
Sonia cooks traditional dishes such as empanadas, fried bananas, gorditas, tortas, and tamales. Some snacks she sells on the weekends, but she takes orders for tamales from people in her community and delivers them every other day.
She started her business because she was aware it was hard to get a good job in the current economy. She would love to continue making her snacks and investing in her business.
Sonia’s has two children, Angel de Jesus, who is 7 years old, and Sonia del Carmen, who is 3 years old.
Sonia was only able to attend school until junior high, and wants to work hard to support her children so they can attend college and never have to suffer from lack of resources as she has.
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 Sonia Contla Moya to expand her food and retail business where she sells snack-selling. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $550 to buy ingredients for her snack business. Sonia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $27.
In addition to repaying her loan, Sonia is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Sonia's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Sonia and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Sonia Contla Moya to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $550 to buy ingredients for making snacks.
Sonia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Sonia has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk.
Sonia's two children continue to study in school.
The loan Sonia received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Sonia hopes to repair or expand her home and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Sonia and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.