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Miriam Jesus is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $450 to buy ingredients and clothing for her two successful businesses.
Miriam lives in Motzorongo, in the state of Oaxaca, with her seven-year-old daughter Alondra. This is a region of sugar cane plantations so she sells traditional Mexican snacks to the local sugar mill. She started this business five years ago and now sells snacks such as "empanadas" (pasties), "enchiladas" (tacos completely covered with chilisauces), "tortas" (type of Mexican sandwich) and the eternal Mexican "taco". Miriam wakes up early in the morning to prepare her food and then she sells her food as well as clothing next to the sugar mill.
She is proud to be able to provide for her young girl and wants to continue doing the best for her. She wants to use a World Vision loan she requested to buy ingredients such as beans, chili, tomatoes, cabbage, cheese, sour cream, cooking oil for the food business. She will also invest in blouses, shirts, trousers, dresses and t-shirts to continue with the clothes sales.
Eventually Miriam longs to be able to help her daughter's schooling because she knows that is the only way to ensure her well-being.
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 Miriam Jesus Cruz Gonzalez to expand her clothing, food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $450 to buy ingredients and clothing for her two successful businesses.
Miriam Jesus has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $28.
In addition to repaying her loan, Miriam Jesus is using her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.
Thank you for supporting Miriam Jesus and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Miriam Jesus Cruz Gonzalez to improve her clothing, food and retail business. She invested her loan of $450 to buy ingredients and clothing for her two successful businesses.
Miriam Jesus has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Miriam Jesus has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
The loan Miriam Jesus received helped her business expand, and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Miriam Jesus hopes to continue to send her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Miriam Jesus has repaid her loan in full, 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Miriam Jesus and World Vision Micro!