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Maria Del Carmen is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $575 Purchasing a desk, blackboard, and materials.
Carmen is part of a group that helps mistreated women in Ecatepec. Her function is to give psychological help to those who need it for a small fee to support herself economically. With this loan she will not only have a better location to work with her clients, but will also attract more clients.
She does not now have the necessary materials in her home to properly serve her clients. The growth of her groups has had has made it necessary for Carmen to have a place where she can work in better conditions, and to work with more clients.
Quote: “I appreciate the opportunity, especially because they have believed in me. Now I am working and hope to reciprocate what I have received.”
Maria del Carmen Navarro Galvan is 47 years old and has a degree in psychology. She has two children and is divorced.
She lived in Guanajuato until two years ago when she divorced and moved to live with her daughter in Santa Clara. During this time she worked at private schools so that her children could go to school and be fed. Now that her children are independent she has left this work to help mistreated women.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% of our loans.
World Vision is working to improve the health of community members in Tulpetlac by training families and community volunteers in proper healthcare and providing vaccinations and medical checkups for children. We are also organizing cultural and sporting activities for teens and working to improve future employment opportunities by offering vocational training to youth.
We apologize for the delay in your promised mid-term report. When we reviewed the repayment status of your loan, it became apparent that your mid-term report had somehow slipped through the cracks.
While World Vision has been giving micro loans to the enterprising poor for over 20 years, Micro is a brand-new program. Our field staff has received updated training regarding the importance of prompt reporting back to donors, and you should be receiving an update soon.
Please let me assure you that what happened in this case is not typical of World Vision or Micro. We continue to be committed to providing you and all of our donors with consistent high-quality feedback.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-888-511-6444 or by email at http://www.worldvisionmicro.org/pages/contact . And thank you for your continued support
Carmen had to leave the community and go to Queretaro, because her father had health problems and died. When she left, she still had to pay for her house. Because of these difficult situations, she did not paid the loan, but her friends paid it for her.
Her friends tell us that she is a good person, but went through a very difficult time and that is why she did not pay the loan. This is why they helped her pay it.