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Felix is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $850 Purchase more clothing to sell in her store .
Maria Felix Mejia Perez is a 50 year-old woman living in Tejas Crudas community in Guerrero, Mexico. She is married to Manuel Oregon and has two grown daughters named Jennifer and Isela who are both married.
Maria began her small business of selling clothes to help her husband with household expenses, to improve the quality of their lives, and to continue to help her daughters pursue their educational dreams. She has struggled with getting enough money to grow her business and had to close her shop for a while because of lack of inventory.
With a loan from World Vision, she will be able to invest in more clothing items to sell: like skirts, trousers, dresses, and undergarments and will be able to begin her business again. Maria looks forward to growing her business and expanding in the near future. The profits from the business will continue to help her improve the quality of life for herself and her family.
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. Felix Perez invested the loan that she received from World Vision into the purchase of clothing such as trousers, blouses, skirts, shorts, shirts, t-shirts, dresses, underwear and more, to continue selling.
The business has improved significantly. Her clientele as well as her sales and profits have increased.
Mrs. Perez is very satisfied because she’s been able to make her loan payments punctually. Now she's reinvesting the profits into her business in order to have a greater variety of merchandise to offer.
She’s very grateful to World Vision and to the donors for all the support that they’ve given her. This has helped her to keep the business going, and to provide a better quality of life for her family.
Mrs. Perez 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. Perez and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Felix Mejia Perez to improve her clothing and retail business. She invested her loan of $850 purchase more clothing to sell in her store.
Felix has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Felix has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation. Felix's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Felix received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Felix hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Felix had to travel to the city for personal reasons, which is why a final picture could not be provided. This update was based on a discussion with her daughter.
Thank you for your support of Felix and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.