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Cristina is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy three sheep and pasture land.
Cristina is a single mother who raises sheep and works in a candy store to provide for her two-year-old daughter. She will use a loan from World Vision to buy three more sheep and a little bit more pasture land for her sheep to graze on.
Cristina's mother taught her how to raise sheep so that they become healthy and fat, so Cristina excels at the sheep-raising business. A loan will give her a chance to sell more sheep at the market. She will then use her additional profits to save money for her future business plans.
Cristina's goals are to have a bigger place to sell and to own a grocery store. Currently, she often travels to Mexico City to work, which means that she can only see her daughter on the weekends. When she is able to sell her sheep in her own town and run a grocery store near her home, she will be able to spend more time with 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 Cristina Garcia Martinez to expand her farming and livestock business where she sells sheep.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy three sheep and pasture land.
Cristina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $50.
In addition to repaying her loan, Cristina is using additional income to purchase food for the animals and purchase food for the family. Cristina's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Cristina and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Cristina Garcia Martinez to improve her farming and livestock business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy three sheep and pasture land.
Cristina has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Cristina has used her additional income to purchase food for the animals and food for her family. Cristina's 1 child continues to study in school.
The loan Cristina received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Cristina hopes to start a new business, take out another loan, and purchase livestock.
While Christina was out when we visited her home, her mom told us that her business is doing very well, and Cristina is optimistic about continuing to expand her sheep raising business.
Cristina 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 Cristina and World Vision Micro!