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Sara is from Mexico. She has 7 children. She needs a loan of $1,325 to purchase beverages.
Sara has a business selling beverages. With a loan from World Vision, Sara plans to purchase more soda, water, and juice to sell so her business will grow. With the additional income she will earn, Sara will be able to provide a better life for her family.
Sara is fifty six years old, married, and has seven children. Two of her children are still in school. With this loan, she will be able to invest more in her business to help her husband provide for the family’s basic needs and her children’s education. In the future, Sara plans to continue to expand her business and build a place to store her products. She hopes to be able to save enough money to purchase a washing machine.
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.
Residents of the community of Cuajinicuilapa are primarily a mix of native Mexicans and Africans, who originally arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. The region’s close proximity to the coast enables residents to participate in a wide range of economic activities, including commerce, agriculture, and fishing.
In Cuajinicuilapa, World Vision is working to improve healthcare and has conducted HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns, formed support groups, provided testing, and trained community members to care for those who are affected by the disease. We have also emphasized the importance of education to parents and trained community leaders to provide tutoring to students, helping them improve academic performance.
Mrs. Sara Salinas Marin sells beverages and decided to invest the loan into the purchase of more sodas, bottled water, and juices to keep her business going and to attract more customers.
She says that, thanks to the loan, her business has grown and improved considerably. She has a wider variety of products now, so she has more customers and earns bigger profits. She's always nice to her customers and offers them a good service.
She is very happy because she has never fallen behind on her loan payments. She is a responsible, punctual, and very hardworking woman.
Mrs. Sara says that one of her greatest accomplishments is that she has improved her economic situation as well as her quality of life. Now she is better able to support her family while at the same time, she can continue investing into her business.
She's very grateful to World Vision and to the donors for their support and trust. Without them, she wouldn't be able to keep her business going.
Thank you for supporting Mrs. Sara and World Vision Micro!
Mrs. Sara Salinas Marin is very happy because, thanks to the loan, she enlarged her product offering and her business has grown and improved considerably, as have her profits.
She says that her life and her family's lives have changed significantly. Now, they have a better quality of life and they enjoy a good financial situation. She can support her children and pay for their studies too.
Mrs. Sara never fell behind on her loan payments because she is a responsible and punctual woman, and she doesn't want to let down the people who have trusted in her.
She is thankful to World Vision and to the donors for their support and trust. Thanks to them, she was able to grow her business and improve her family's quality of life.
She says that one of her goals is to make her business much bigger. She wants to open a wholesale beverage warehouse, and that way she will increase her profits.
Mrs. Sara has repaid her loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Mrs. Sara and World Vision Micro!