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Griselda is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 to buy supplies to make washing machine covers .
Griselda is 25 years old and a single mother of a little boy, who is still too young to attend school. They live with her parents in the town of San Agustin Mextepec, Mexico. She started her sewing business because her mother was ill and needed someone to care for her and to provide for her son. Griselds is asking for a loan to buy more supplies to continue in business.
With the loan from World Vision, Griselda will be able to purchase high-quality fabric to produce better products for her customers. This will create a thriving business that will increase her sales and profits. She will be able to better provide for her son. In the future, Griselda wants to save enough to build a home for the two of them.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing sector.
Home to a primarily ethnic Mazahua population, the community of Najhé is located in a mountainous region in northeastern Mexico State. The climate is sub-humid, but temperatures are typically cool due to the region’s high elevation. Windstorms are common during the early spring, followed by heavy rains in the summer and frost in the winter.
Women in Najhé continue to wear typical Mazahua dress, and some community members uphold traditional artisan practices, producing pottery, woodwork, and crafts made of wool. The primary economic activity is agriculture. Squash, beans, and fruit are grown for consumption, while corn is grown both to eat and to sell.
World Vision’s work in Najhé includes agricultural assistance to improve nutrition and family incomes; vocational training and tutoring sessions; and self-esteem workshops. We are also working to improve health conditions by training volunteers who can educate community members and by providing housing materials that will contribute to better living environments.
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