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Ana Bertha is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $625 to buy different kind of sodas.
Ana Bertha Lazo Ramirez lives in the community of Tetela, Mexico which is a sugarcane area just a few minutes away from one of the most important precincts in the state of Oaxaca. Ana Bertha's husband, David, works as a laborer in the field and she supplements that income by selling sodas. She has been selling sodas for the past two years. Ana Bertha keeps her supplies at home and mostly sells to her neighbors and friends. She has a good relationship with her customers and they return time and time again to purchase sodas from her.
In order for her business to grow and become more profitable Ana Bertha needs to purchase different kinds of sodas to sell. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy the products that she needs and Ana Bertha believes this will help her business succeed.
Ana Bertha is 38 years old and completed her education up to 2nd grade of high school. She and David have three children who are already married.
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 Ana Bertha Lazo Ramirez to expand her services and grocery business where she sells sodas.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $625 to buy different kind of sodas.
Ana Bertha has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $31.
In addition to repaying her loan, Ana Bertha is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
Thank you for supporting Ana Bertha and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Ana Bertha Lazo Ramirez to improve her services and grocery business. She invested her loan of $625 to buy different kind of sodas.
Ana Bertha has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Ana Bertha has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business.
The loan Ana Bertha received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Ana Bertha hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Ana Bertha 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 Ana Bertha and World Vision Micro!