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Agustina M

Agustina is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy chickens.

Commerce
Community:
Vicente Camalote
Country:
Mexico
other entrepreneurs here Mexico

Summary

Agustina is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy chickens.

  • Top Goals To buy chickens
  • Children Helped 2

Agustina's Story

Agustina is a 37 year old single mother with two children. Her son Paola del Carmen is 11 and goes to elementary school and her son Francisco Gabriel is 2 years old. They live in Tembladeras, El Castillo, which is an area with many sugarcane plantations a few minutes away from the precinct La Margarita in the state of Oaxaca. Agustina has a business selling chickens. 3 years ago, she realized that selling chickens would be a good business through which she could make enough money to provide a better quality of life for her children.

She wakes up really early each morning to clean and butcher the chickens. Then she sets up a table outside her house and starts selling. The chickens she sells are the best on the market and she has many regular customers. Agustina is requesting a loan to buy feathered chickens and plastic bags to wrap them in. She hopes that this investment in her inventory will help her business to succeed. Her goal is to increase her income enough to provide her children with a proper quality of education.

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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.

Agustina's Community

The community of Vincente Camalote is located in the state of Oaxaca, about two hours from the city of Tierra Blanca. The climate is warm and the landscape is lush and green. Many residents participate in agriculture, primarily harvesting sugar cane. Other economic activities include commerce and fishing.

World Vision is working to improve the health of families in Vincente Camalote by providing housing materials for the improvement of living spaces; restoring water tanks for access to clean water; and supporting medical treatment and HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns. We are also supporting education by training teachers and tutors and providing spiritual-formation workshops for teens.

Agustina's Mid Term Update May 28, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Agustina Martinez Garcia to expand her food and retail business where she sells chickens.

After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 to buy chickens.

Agustina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $23.

In addition to repaying her loan, Agustina is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Agustina's 2 children continue to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Agustina and World Vision Micro!

Agustina's Final Update August 06, 2012

Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Agustina Martinez Garcia to improve her food and retail business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy chickens.

Agustina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Agustina has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Agustina's 2 children continue to study in school.

The loan Agustina received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Agustina hopes to continue to send her children to school and expand the current business.

Agustina 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 Agustina and World Vision Micro!

Total Amount
$475

Amount raised

$475
$475
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