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Maria Del Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $700 to buy fertilizer and insecticides for her avocado orchard, and to buy more sheep to sell.
Carmen is 51 years old and she is a single mother. She has 7 children but only 2 live with her; Leticia(15), and Laura(10). Carmen has been raising sheep and growing avocadoes for four years to raise income for her family . She used to have more sheep but she had to sold many of them because they were getting sick due to the cold weathers they’ve been going thru.
With a loan from World Vision Carmen hopes to purchase more avocado trees and food for her sheep. She sells her animals to other members of her community, and she goes to the Zitacuaro wholesales food market to sell the avocadoes.
This loan will help her buy animals to sell at the right time when they are large and fat with their winter coat. Also, she needs to buy fertilizer and insecticides for her avocado trees to make them stronger to survive cold weather.
Carmen’s goal is to have a big sheep flock and a well-established orchard to pass down to her daughters so they can work there and support themselves when they grow up.
With whatever profits she gets from selling her sheep and avocadoes, she is going to buy shoes and clothes for her daughters and also provide for their basic needs.
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 Maria del Carmen Guzman Dolores to expand her farming, food and livestock business where she raises sheep and grows avocados.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $700 to buy fertilizer and insecticides for her avocado orchard, and to buy more sheep to sell. Maria del Carmen has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $29.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maria del Carmen is using her additional income to purchase food for the animals, purchase fertilizer, and expand her current business. Maria del Carmen's 1 child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Maria del Carmen and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Maria Del Carmen Guzman Dolores to improve her farming, and livestock business. She invested her loan of $700 to buy fertilizer and insecticides for her avocado orchard and to buy more sheep to sell.
Maria Del Carmen has now repaid her loan in full. She used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and purchase fertilizer. Her children continue to study in school.
Maria Del Carmen is thankful for the loan. She says that her business is going well, and in one month she will begin harvesting her avocados so that she can sell them.
The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Maria Del Carmen hopes to take out another loan and expand her current business.
Maria Del Carmen 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 Maria Del Carmen and World Vision Micro!