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Constancia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $175 to buy different kinds of sodas.
Constancia has been selling sodas for the past two years. She started this business because she wanted to be able to provide a better quality of life for her children and to help out her husband. They both realize that the economic situation of this country is getting tougher every day.
She sells sodas from her house. First, she puts them in a refrigerator because cold sodas are very popular with her customers. They are very happy with her products and every day she has more customers.
Constancia has applied for this loan to buy more sodas to sell.
She hopes that with this investment her business can generate more profits and she can provide a better future for her children.
Mrs. Constancia is 24 years old. She studied up through 6th grade of elementary school. Her husband Ricardo works as a field hand. Together they have two young children ages 3 and 2.
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.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Constancia Garcia Arenas to expand her food, retail, and grocery business where she sells sodas.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $175 to buy different kinds of sodas.
Constancia has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $10.
In addition to repaying her loan, Constancia is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Constancia's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Constancia and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Constancia Garcia Arenas to improve her food, retail, and grocery business. She invested her loan of $175 to buy different kinds of sodas.
Constancia has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Constancia has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Constancia's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Constancia received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Constancia hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Constancia is truly grateful for the support she received. Thank you for your support of Constancia and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.