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Maria Paula is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $1,200 to purchase more chicken and to buy a new grill.
María Paula is 39 years old, married and has 5 children. She and her family live in a small home in the city of Acatlan de Perez Figueroa in the state of Oaxaca.
She will be using the loan to purchase chicken, utensils, charcoal and a new grill. She says that with the purchases she will be able to sell more and will earn more money so that she can provide a better quality of life for her children.
Her goal is to be able to purchase a much larger grill and to provide a better life and more opportunities for her children.
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.
Maria Paula has been selling roasted chickens and she would like to start another restaurant in Acatlan. With the loan, Maria will be able to purchase more chickens to sell and offer a greater supply to her customers.
Maria’s goal is to begin selling more roasted chickens and start another restaurant. Maria wants to help her children with their education.
Maria Paula has been selling rotisserie chickens everyday and her sales have been improving.
Paula has been running her business for a long time. With the loan, Paula purchased more chickens and a rotisserie because they are getting worn out very fast, and she has to change the rotisserie every six months. Paula would like to purchase another rotisserie for the new restaurant near her community. This way, Paula will be providing her children with a better quality of life.