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Paula is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $925 to buy cooking supplies.
Paula enjoys the young people who buy her food and candies from the grocery of a Junior High School. She and her husband Victor had been facing many economic problems before getting this loan support. Sales were decreasing due to the economy. She has confidence now that their income will improve.
With a loan from World Vision she will invest in the purchase of a blender, the candies and ingredients needed to cook the food: such as tomatoes, chilies, onions, rice, beans, salt and oil. Her short term goal is to invest in her business and grow it. Her heart’s desire is to build a Mexican food restaurant.
Paula and Victor have 2 children whose names are Jennifer and Victor. Jennifer is in High School, second level. Victor Jr. is in the fourth grade of Elementary School. Paula started her business to help her children in their education. She and her husband are grateful for this loan, and for how it will improve their family’s quality of life and economic stability. Her children will be able to pursue professional careers.
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. Paula Lemus sells food within a local school's snack bar. She decided to invest her loan into the purchase of ingredients and raw materials such as tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, firewood, maize, and meats, which are the most necessary elements for her.
She says that her business has been doing well and has starting to grow, little by little. Her sales have gone up and she has more customers now, so her profits have increased considerably too.
She says that, thanks to the good results from her business, she's been able to make her loan payments on time. She is a responsible, punctual, and especially hardworking woman, and she doesn't want to let down the people who trusted her.
Mrs. Paula is very happy because her life and her family's lives have improved considerably. They are in a better economic situation and she's able to better support her family. She also says that she can afford a new blender now, which she really needs.
She wants to thank World Vision and the donors for trusting her. Thanks to their support, she has improved her family's quality of life and has made her business grow.
Thank you for supporting Mrs. Paula and World Vision Micro!
Mrs. Paula Lemus Arceta says that her business has improved considerably, ever since she received the loan. It has grown, her sales have increased and she has more customers now, all of which help to generate a higher income.
She says her life and her family's lives have improved significantly. They enjoy a better quality of life and a better economic situation. Now she can keep paying for her children's education.
Thanks to her business' success, she has never missed or fallen behind on her loan payments.
Mrs. Paula wants to thank World Vision and the donors for their support and trust. Without them, she wouldn't have been able to maintain her business and offer her family a better quality of life.
She says that one of her goals is to grow her business exponentially. She's working on saving money to build a small commercial building and open a grocery store, where she can offer a wider variety of products.
Mrs. Paula 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. Paula and World Vision Micro!