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Guadalupe is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 to buy oranges, watermelons, blackberries, tangerines, onions, squashs, lettuce, tomatoes, chili, etc .
Guadalupe (51) started selling fruits and vegetables 25 years ago to help her family financially. She goes very early in the mornings to buy produce at wholesale food markets so can pick the best fruits and vegetables, which earns her a higher price. She arranges all the produce in a small wheelbarrow and she walks all the streets in the community. The challenge for Guadalupe's business happens to be the weather. She mentions that the sun or the rain tend to make her work a little bit difficult, but she has got used to this trouble somehow. She wants to use the loan to buy oranges, watermelons, blackberries, tangerines, onions, squashes, lettuce, tomatoes and chili.
With the loan from World Vision, Guadalupe will get the chance to fill her wheelbarrow with a wider variety of fruits and vegetables which will increase her sales and profits. She will also use the profits to keep investing in her business and to buy medicine she needs. In the future, she would love to have a convenience store.
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.
Crecencio Morales is a mountainous community that is home to an indigenous population of approximately 8,000. Elder members of the population still speak the Mazahua indigenous languages and weave traditional clothing.
Residents of Crecencio Morales live in poverty, depending primarily on agriculture, commerce, and the production of artisan goods for income. Most homes are made of wood and have only two rooms with dirt floors. Families cook their meals on wood stoves, as gas and electricity are limited. Few residents have access to toilets or running water; most use outhouses and fetch water from community wells.
In Crecencio Morales, World Vision is providing families with business training; helping farmers increase agricultural production and incomes; attending to the health needs of malnourished children; increasing access to safe water through the installation of water tanks; and providing tutoring and recreational opportunities.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Guadalupe Arron Cabrera to expand her food and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $325 to buy oranges, watermelons, blackberries, tangerines, onions, squashes, lettuce, tomatoes, chili, etc. Guadalupe has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Guadalupe is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Guadalupe and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Guadalupe Arron Cabrera to improve her produce business. She invested her loan of $325 to buy oranges, watermelons, blackberries, tangerines, onions, squashs, lettuce, tomatoes, chili, etc.
Guadalupe has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Guadalupe has used her income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer and expand her current business.
The loan Guadalupe received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Guadalupe hopes to continue improving her business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Guadalupe and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.