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Maria Luisa is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $250 to buy the soil, manure, pots and other materials .
Luisa is an active, entrepreneurial woman. She grows flowers for a living, but she also takes care of other people's gardens. She explains that her brother was the one who taught her about the love of flowers and other adornment plants, how to arrange them to make them look astonishing and how to take care of them.
At her home, Luisa owns a greenhouse where she grows approximately 200 varieties of plants. She sells the flowers right at home and sometimes at the marketplaces in her town. She has been selling plants for almost 20 years.
Luisa is requesting a loan to buy the appropriate soil for her flowers, manure and materials for her greenhouse in order to keep the blossoms in the best condition. Some of her plants have recently become diseased and she is trying to get rid of it. She would like to improve the current conditions of her greenhouse. Luisa hopes to purchase another plot of land to sow grass and sell it by the square meter.
Talking about ways to help other people, Luisa would love to hire a few people in her community to help her take care of the plants and the grass. This would allow them to work closer to their families.
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.
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 Maria Luisa Leon Torres to expand her farming business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 to buy soil, manure, pots and other materials. Maria Luisa has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Luisa is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Maria Luisa and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Maria luisa Leon Torres to improve her farming business. She invested her loan of $250 to buy the soil, manure, pots and other materials.
Maria Luisa has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Luisa has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer and expand the current business.
The loan Maria Luisa received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Maria Luisa hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Maria Luisa and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.