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Eneyda is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $850 to expand inventory.
Eneyda Pastrana Avila lives in Tierra Blanca community, in the state of Guerrero. She works selling Mexican snacks like sopes (fried tortilla topped with refried beans, onion and hot sauce), fried tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas and other items. She is asking for funding from World Vision to purchase additional items such as different types of chilies, tomatoes, meat and spices so that she add more items to her menu.
Eneyda is single and has no children, but she does support and care for her elderly parents. All of her income goes towards providing for their needs. While her business is fairly successful, she is wanting to increase her business so that she can provide a better quality of life for her parents.
It has always been Eneyda's dream to have her own restaurant. If she is able to increase her business, she would be able to save enough so that she could rent a space, or maybe even have a place built, for her restaurant. She is a hard worker and wants to make her parents proud of her.
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.
The small community of Rio Santa Catarina, which derives its name from a local river, has a mountainous terrain and warm climate. Economic opportunities in this community are diverse as a result of its close proximity to the growing city of Ometepec.
In Rio Santa Catarina, World Vision is assisting farmers with production and marketing; educating families on disaster preparedness; and working to improve education through tutoring and teacher training. We are also providing healthcare services, nutritional training, and housing assistance.
Eneida is very excited to see her business grow. She used the loan she received from World Vision to purchase several items for her snack stand. Tomatoes, chilies, potatoes, meat, chicken, corn, are just a few of the things Eneida purchased. She has used these items to enhance her food that she sells, and has seen her business flourish.
Thanks to all of these items, her sales have improved a great deal. Her client base has grown, as have her profits. She is very popular in her community, and is happy to serve them.
Eneida has never missed or been late on a payment to her loan, she is a very responsible and hardworking woman, and does not want to let World Vision down by not paying her loan. She is happy to pay it, and would like to continue to rely on the loan system to keep investing in her business. She says that her profits a very big at the moment, and she has been able to provide a more stable lifestyle for herself and her family.
Eneida would like to thank World Vision and it's donors for their trust and support and for helping her business continue to grow.
Thank you for supporting Eneida and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Eneyda Pastrana avila to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $850 to expand inventory.
Eneyda has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Eneyda has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and start a new business.
The loan Eneyda received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Eneyda hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Eneyda and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.