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Maria Guadalupe is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops.
Guadalupe is 34 years old and she is married to Mr. Carmelo, who works in the field. They have five children and four go to elementary school. Guadalupe sells seasonal fruits in a local market. She gets up very early and goes to the wholesale market to buy nopales, peaches, hot peppers, nisperos, guavas, etc. and she sells them in her community. She also grows crops with her husband. She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops as she does not have the capital needed to purchase the items.
With a loan through World Vision, Guadalupe will be able to purchase fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops, which will keep them healthy. She will then be able to produce more and increase sales. Additional income created will allow her to reinvest in her business and support the daily needs of her family.
In the future, Guadalupe wants to keep expanding her business and she also wants to own an orchard.
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.
Crecencio Morales is a mountainous community that is home to an indigenous population of approximately 8,000. Elder members of the population still speak the Mazahua indigenous languages and weave traditional clothing.
Residents of Crecencio Morales live in poverty, depending primarily on agriculture, commerce, and the production of artisan goods for income. Most homes are made of wood and have only two rooms with dirt floors. Families cook their meals on wood stoves, as gas and electricity are limited. Few residents have access to toilets or running water; most use outhouses and fetch water from community wells.
In Crecencio Morales, World Vision is providing families with business training; helping farmers increase agricultural production and incomes; attending to the health needs of malnourished children; increasing access to safe water through the installation of water tanks; and providing tutoring and recreational opportunities.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Maria Guadalupe Coronel Garcia to expand her farming and services business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops.
Maria Guadalupe has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $16.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Guadalupe is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk, purchase fertilizer, and expand the current business. Maria Guadalupe's 5 children continue to study in school.
Guadalupe says that because of the loan, she is able to buy what is necessary to avoid pests in her avacado trees, which helps her earn more income.
Thank you for supporting Maria Guadalupe and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Maria Guadalupe Coronel Garcia to improve her farming and services business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy fertilizers and insecticides for her avocado crops.
Maria Guadalupe has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Maria Guadalupe has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Maria Guadalupe's 5 children continue to study in school.
The loan Maria Guadalupe received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Maria Guadalupe hopes to expand the current business and take out another loan.
She says that her business has grown little by little, and she is very happy because she has a greater variety of fruits and vegetables to sell.
Maria Guadalupe has repaid her loan in full, 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Maria Guadalupe and World Vision Micro!