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Roberta Osvelia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $475 to buy 3 sheep, food and vitamins for them.
Roberta is 31 years old and has been married to Justo for 2 years. They have 2 children; one is in school and the other is a new born. Roberta raises and sells sheep. She buys lambs when they are little and takes care of them until they grow up. Then she sells them. She has been selling sheep for 3 years and the only challenge she encounters is in keeping her sheep healthy. Sheep are very fragile and get sick with cold weather, so she has to keep them warm.
She is asking for a loan to buy 3 sheep, and food for them. She currently doesn't have any animals because she had to sell them all to get money when she had her baby. She has to start raising a flock of sheep all over again. She is persistent, wanting to continue raising sheep for income to ensure that her children can enjoy a better quality of life. Part of her profits from her sheep raising business will go towards buying her children new shoes and clothes, and part towards fixing their house.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Home to a primarily ethnic Mazahua population, the community of Najhé is located in a mountainous region in northeastern Mexico State. The climate is sub-humid, but temperatures are typically cool due to the region’s high elevation. Windstorms are common during the early spring, followed by heavy rains in the summer and frost in the winter.
Women in Najhé continue to wear typical Mazahua dress, and some community members uphold traditional artisan practices, producing pottery, woodwork, and crafts made of wool. The primary economic activity is agriculture. Squash, beans, and fruit are grown for consumption, while corn is grown both to eat and to sell.
World Vision’s work in Najhé includes agricultural assistance to improve nutrition and family incomes; vocational training and tutoring sessions; and self-esteem workshops. We are also working to improve health conditions by training volunteers who can educate community members and by providing housing materials that will contribute to better living environments.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Roberta Osvelia Garcia Cruz to expand her farming and livestock business where she raises sheep.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy 3 sheep, food, and vitamins for them.
Roberta Osvelia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $79.
In addition to repaying her loan, Roberta Osvelia is using additional income to purchase food for the animals, pay school fees, and expand the current business. Roberta Osvelia's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Roberta Osvelia and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Roberta Osvelia Garcia Cruz to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy 3 sheep, food, and vitamins for the sheep.
Roberta Osvelia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Roberta Osvelia has used her additional income to purchase food for the animals and expand the current business. Roberta Osvelia's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Roberta Osvelia received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Roberta Osvelia hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan to purchase livestock. She continues to raise sheep and plans to sell them after they grow larger.
Thank you for your support of Roberta Osvelia and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.