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Adelina is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy three pigs and feed.
Adelina is 19 years old. She and Jose, a builder, have an eight month old daughter. They live far from the center of town and there are no accessible buses. They find it hard to find ways to travel. Fortunately, Adelina works as a stockbreeder. She already owns 3 pigs that she has been raising for a year so far. She finds it very hard to supply her pigs with enough food. The small family already lacks money, and they have trouble feeding the pigs three times every day. The pigs go through one bag of feed every week.
Adelina is asking for the loan to buy 3 pigs and feed. She wants to buy enough food so that her pigs grow healthy and strong so that she can sell them. Adelina enjoys raising pigs and keeps the pigpen very neat and tidy. One of her goals is to own her own house. Right now, Adelina lives with her mother-in-law and she doesn't like it very much. Adelina wants to build her own house so that she and Jose can live alone with their daughter. With the profits from the sales of her pigs, Adelina will save up to buy materials to build the house and better provide for her daughter.
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 Adelina Jeronimo Marin to expand her farming and livestock business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $475 by buying three pigs and feed.
Adelina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $29. In addition to repaying her loan, Adelina is using additional income to purchase food for the animals and expand the current business. Adelina's 1 child continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Adelina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Adelina Jeronimo Marin to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $475 to buy three pigs and feed.
Adelina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Adelina has used her additional income to purchase food for the animals and expand the current business. Adelina's 1 child continues to study in school.
The loan Adelina received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Adelina hopes to start a new business of selling clothing, take out another loan, and purchase livestock.
Adelina 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 Adelina and World Vision Micro!