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Sara is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to purchase more chicken to cook and sell.
Sara Sanchez Tamayo is a single mother who needs a loan to expand her business of raising chickens. Her dream is to increase her sales of cooked chicken in a highly competitive environment so that she can send her daughters to college.
Sara is an independent and strong woman, driven towards success.
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.
We apologize for the delay in your promised mid-term report. When we reviewed the repayment status of your loan, it became apparent that your mid-term report had somehow slipped through the cracks. While World Vision has been giving microloans to the enterprising poor for over 20 years, Micro is a brand-new program. Our field staff has received updated training regarding the importance of prompt reporting back to donors, and you should be receiving an update soon.
Please let me assure you that what happened in this case is not typical of World Vision or Micro. We continue to be committed to providing you and all of our donors with consistent high-quality feedback. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-888-511-6444 or by email at http://www.worldvisionmicro.org/pages/contact. Thank you for your continued support!
Sara Sanchez Tamayo is very happy that she received a loan. She invested all of her loan into buying chickens and also snacks. She says that her goal is to keep working hard on a daily basis to help her daughters get ahead. In the future she wants to support her daughters with their studies. She also wants to increase the amount of merchandise in her business so that she can better help her family with the household expenses.
Sara has repaid her loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Sara and World Vision Micro!