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Rosalio is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $625 to buy organic fertilizers and to fix his water pump.
Rosalio is an avocado farmer who sells his avocados at the food market in a town near where he lives. He grew up near a spectacular landscape filled with pine trees, where his neighbors took care of the trees and prevented others from cutting them down. Thus he learned about gardening and protecting the earth from a young age. His father taught him how to grow all kinds of plants, and now he makes a living selling avocados, fruit, bread baskets, and ocoshal jars (jars woven out of pine needles).
One of the challenges Rosalio faces is that his water pump is broken, and he does not have the money to fix it. He has to carry water all the way up to his house to irrigate his plants. He needs a loan from World Vision to fix his water pump and buy fertilizer, insecticide, and more avocado plants.
The loan will help him harvest better crops so that he can improve the quality of life of his family. He feels that he is also helping other people from his community, as he will hire people to harvest his avocados when they are ripe.
Rosalio's goal is to save up enough to open his own bakery. Rosalio has been building it little by little, so he has already put in the floors and walls and bought the oven. However, his bakery still needs a roof.
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.
Crecencio Morales is a mountainous community that is home to an indigenous population of approximately 8,000. Elder members of the population still speak the Mazahua indigenous languages and weave traditional clothing.
Residents of Crecencio Morales live in poverty, depending primarily on agriculture, commerce, and the production of artisan goods for income. Most homes are made of wood and have only two rooms with dirt floors. Families cook their meals on wood stoves, as gas and electricity are limited. Few residents have access to toilets or running water; most use outhouses and fetch water from community wells.
In Crecencio Morales, World Vision is providing families with business training; helping farmers increase agricultural production and incomes; attending to the health needs of malnourished children; increasing access to safe water through the installation of water tanks; and providing tutoring and recreational opportunities.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Rosalio Avila Sanchez to expand his avocado growing business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $625 to buy organic fertilizers and to fix his water pump.
Rosalio has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $19.
In addition to repaying his loan, Rosalio is using additional income to purchase fertilizer and expand the current business. Thank you for supporting Rosalio and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Rosalio Avila Sanchez to improve his avocado business. He invested his loan of $625 to buy organic fertilizers and to fix his water pump.
Rosalio has now repaid his loan in full.
In addition to repaying his loan, Rosalio has used his income to buy food for his animals and purchase fertilizer.
The loan Rosalio received helped his business expand and the profits he is earning create lasting improvements in his life. In the future Rosalio hopes to improve the business, take out another loan and purchase livestock.
Thank you for your support of Rosalio and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.