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Maria Guadalupe is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy food for sheep .
Maria Guadalupe (34) is married to Arturo, a mason; they have two children who are attending elementary school. She has been been raising and selling sheep for the past 12 years. She wants the loan to buy food for her sheep. She explains,"I buy sheep right in the same community where I live. I raise them for four months approximately and then I sell them, once they are big enough to ask for a better price."
With the loan from World Vision, Maria will be able to improve her family business. This will increase her sales and profits. The profits she earns will allow her to provide her family with healthier meals and meet their basic needs. In addition, she will be able to keep her children in school and ensure that they have educational opportunities. In the future and as her profits allow, Maria would love to buy construction material to remodel several rooms in her home.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Home to a primarily ethnic Mazahua population, the community of Najhé is located in a mountainous region in northeastern Mexico State. The climate is sub-humid, but temperatures are typically cool due to the region’s high elevation. Windstorms are common during the early spring, followed by heavy rains in the summer and frost in the winter.
Women in Najhé continue to wear typical Mazahua dress, and some community members uphold traditional artisan practices, producing pottery, woodwork, and crafts made of wool. The primary economic activity is agriculture. Squash, beans, and fruit are grown for consumption, while corn is grown both to eat and to sell.
World Vision’s work in Najhé includes agricultural assistance to improve nutrition and family incomes; vocational training and tutoring sessions; and self-esteem workshops. We are also working to improve health conditions by training volunteers who can educate community members and by providing housing materials that will contribute to better living environments.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Maria Guadalupe Martinez Martinez to expand her farming and livestock business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $325 to buy food for sheep.
Maria Guadalupe has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Guadalupe is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Maria Guadalupe's two children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Maria Guadalupe and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Maria Guadalupe Martinez Martinez to improve her livestock business. She invested her loan of $325 to buy food for sheep.
Maria Guadalupe has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Guadalupe has used her income to purchase food for the animals and expand her current business.
Maria Guadalupe's two children continue to study in school.
The loan Maria Guadalupe received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Maria Guadalupe hopes to send other children to school and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Maria Guadalupe and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.