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Epifania is from Mexico. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy perfumes, body lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliners, eye shadows, etc.
Epifania lives in a community surrounded by sugar cane plantations and though she did not have the opportunity to continue her studies, she managed to provide for her six children who are already married now.
She has been selling cosmetics for five years because the activity was appealing for her and it ended up being a profitable one. Epifania sells the cosmetics through catalogues to people in her community. Once she has enough merchandise to buy, she orders the products and then delivers them.
Epifania is requesting a loan to buy perfumes, body lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliners and eye shadoes to sell. By increasing her stock, she will better meet her customers' needs and increase her income. She can then improve her family's living conditions. She wants to keep investing in her business.
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 Epifania Jaguada figueroa to expand her retail and health/beauty business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $325 to buy perfumes, body lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliners, eye shadows, etc. Epifania has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Epifania is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Epifania's 6 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Epifania and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Epifania Jaguada Figueroa to improve cosmetics business. She invested her loan of $325 to buy perfumes, body lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliners, eye shadows, etc.
Epifania has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Epifania has used her income to buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.
Epifania's 6 children continue to study in school.
The loan Epifania received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Epifania hopes to repair her home and further improve her business.
Thank you for your support of Epifania and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.