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Cecilia G

Cecilia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc. .

Commerce
Community:
Crescencio Morales
Country:
Mexico
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Summary

Cecilia is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc. .

  • Top Goals To buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs...
  • Children Helped 1

Cecilia's Story

Cecilia is 28 years old and operates a grocery store business. She was born and raised in the community of Lindero, a beautiful place in the middle of the forest. Thirteen years ago she opened her own grocery store as a way to make some extra money to help out her parents with some of their expenses. Her parents are too old to work. Cecilia is the single mother of a 7 year old daughter who is in the 3rd grade of elementary school. The only thing she worries about is taking care of and supporting her daughter. Cecilia is working really hard to make sure that her daughter is never in want.

She is asking for a loan to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc. to stock at her store. With the loan, she will be able to keep her store well-stocked and to provide good service to customers in the community. She also sells supplies to other stores in different communities, like in Zitacuaro, as a way to earn even higher profits. If her store is well-stocked, she won't have to pay extra money for her ticket to go selling goods at Zitacuaro. With a stable source of income, Cecilia will be able to provide her daughter with a better quality of life.

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Industry Info

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.

Cecilia's Community

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.

Cecilia's Mid Term Update July 30, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Cecilia Gonzalez Nava to expand her retail and grocery business.

After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy diapers, toilet paper, tuna, milk, rice, eggs, etc.

Cecilia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $19.

In addition to repaying her loan, Cecilia is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.

Cecilia's child continues to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Cecilia and World Vision Micro!

Cecilia's Final Update October 22, 2012

Thank you for supporting the small loan for Cecilia Gonzalez Nava to improve her retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy merchandise for her store.

Cecilia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Cecilia has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.

Cecilia's child continues to study in school.

The loan Cecilia received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Cecilia hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.

Thank you for your support of Cecilia and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

Total Amount
$475

Amount raised

$475
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