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Tomasa is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $475 to buy pigs to sell.
Tomasa raises pigs and sells their meet in the local market near her home. Tomasa would like to expand her business and purchase more piglets. She would like to get a loan to grow her business.
Tomasa’s dream is to build her home and help her children with college tuition. Tomasa lives in Mexico. She is married and she has three children
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.
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.
Mrs. Tomasa lives in the community of Acatepec, and she raises and sells pigs. She bought pigs with the loan that she received. Her business is doing very well since she not only sells the pigs but she also uses the meat to make "enchiladas", sausages and "carnitas".
With part of her profits, she makes her loan payments. She's happy to be part of this program because it has helped her to improve her financial situation.
She is very happy because these World Vision's programs are given people, who really want to change their lives, the opportunity to do so. That is why she wants to continue working hard.
Mrs. Tomasa says that she's selling the pigs very fast, and with the profits, she covers part of her personal expenses.
Mrs. Tomasa sells pork, pork rinds and different pork dishes. She's been in this business for a long time. She used her loan to buy more animals, to prepare her products and sell them.
Now that it's end of the year, the sales have increased significantly. She's preparing to deliver four pigs and one goat that her clients have ordered from her.
Mrs. Tomasa has not fallen behind on her loan payments. She says that she's very punctual and responsible when it's time to pay because she wants to continue benefiting from future loans to reinvest in her business.
One of her goals is to use her profits and a new loan to start building her new house since the one where she lives now is damaged. She also wants to have a pigpen for her animals.
Mrs. Tomasa is very grateful with World Vision for all the support that she has received. This has helped her business grow, and it has changed her life and her family's lives.
Thank you for supporting Mrs. Tomasa and World Vision Micro!