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Enelida is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fish and lobster.
Enelida sells fish and lobsters to help her husband, Alfredo, with household expenses. She is currently unable to continue her fish selling business, however, because she does not have money to invest in replacing her stock. She will use a loan from World Vision to buy more fish and lobsters to sell.
Her goal is to use her income to keep investing in her business. Enelida wants to have a proper place to sell her fish so that she can increase her profits.
Enelida and her husband have a son, Andres, in second grade and another child on the way. Once Enelida's business gives her a secure source of income, she will be able to provide a better quality of life for her family. She is excited to increase her profits so that she can assure a better future for her children.
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.
Residents of the community of Cuajinicuilapa are primarily a mix of native Mexicans and Africans, who originally arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. The region’s close proximity to the coast enables residents to participate in a wide range of economic activities, including commerce, agriculture, and fishing.
In Cuajinicuilapa, World Vision is working to improve healthcare and has conducted HIV- and AIDS-awareness campaigns, formed support groups, provided testing, and trained community members to care for those who are affected by the disease. We have also emphasized the importance of education to parents and trained community leaders to provide tutoring to students, helping them improve academic performance.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Enelida Merino Navarrete to expand her food and grocery business where she sells fish.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $250 to buy fish and lobster.
Enelida has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $15.
In addition to repaying her loan, Enelida is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Enelida's child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Enelida and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Enelida Merino Navarrete to improve her seafood business. She invested her loan of $250 to buy fish and lobsters.
Enelida has now repaid her loan in full. She used her additional income to purchase food and other daily necessities for her family and to buy supplies in bulk. Enelida's child continues to study in school.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Enelida hopes to take out another loan and expand her current business.
Enelida 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 Enelida and World Vision Micro!