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Alejandra is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 to buy stockings, tights, t-shirts, girdles, panties, etc. .
Juchitan is a small community in the state of Guerrero. It means “place of flowers” in Nahuatl. This is the spot were several native groups once got together, especially “amuzgos” and “mixtecos.” Agriculture is the main activity in this region; people grow mango, corn and sesame.
Alejandra lives in Juchitan. She is 54 years old and married to Domingo. The couple has six children but only two are still studying. Alejandra is dedicated to the sales of underwear by catalogue. She has been selling for 10 years. She wants to use the loan she requested to buy stockings, tights, t-shirts, girdles, panties, etc.
With the earnings from her business, Alejandra has always been able to provide for her family. They have never faced a hard situation because of the lack of money. With more stock, she can sell more and increase her income. She wants to continue helping her children so that they do not have to stop studying, especially now that one of them is already in university.
Alejandra has also plans to save enough money until she is able to build an establishment where she can offer her clothes instead of moving from one place to other in the community.
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 small community of Rio Santa Catarina, which derives its name from a local river, has a mountainous terrain and warm climate. Economic opportunities in this community are diverse as a result of its close proximity to the growing city of Ometepec.
In Rio Santa Catarina, World Vision is assisting farmers with production and marketing; educating families on disaster preparedness; and working to improve education through tutoring and teacher training. We are also providing healthcare services, nutritional training, and housing assistance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Alejandra Romero Avila to expand her clothing business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $325 to buy stockings, tights, t-shirts, girdles, panties, etc. Alejandra has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Alejandra is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk, pay for transportation and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Alejandra and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Alejandra Romero Avila to improve her clothing business. She invested her loan of $325 to buy stockings, tights, t-shirts, girdles, panties, etc.
Alejandra has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Alejandra has used her income to pay her children's school fees, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
The loan Alejandra received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Alejandra hopes to improve her current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Alejandra and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.