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Blanca is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants and all other necessary stock .
Blanca is 32 years old and has a junior high-school education. She is married to Mario who is a welder by trade. They have 2 children: Victoria who is 10 years old and is in elementary school and Mariano who is only three. They live in Tetela, Barrio Comitancillo, where many people grow sugar cane. It is 20 minutes from La Margarita Refinery, which is a principal producer of sugar. Blanca has decided to start her own business selling clothing. She looks forward to helping her husband with the family expenses so that together they can improve their children's lives and give them a good education.
Blana plans to sell clothes by visiting the homes of friends and neighbors in the community. In this way, Blanca will be able to show all her clothes in the environment in which her clients are most comfortable, calm and willing to buy clothing. Blanca will leave the garments and receive her pay then and there. With the money from the loan, Blanca will buy blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, socks and many other items to sell. With the loan helping her to start up her business, Blanca hopes to be successful. Her goal is to improve her children's quality of life.
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 Blanca Vela Garcia to expand her clothing and retail business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, and all other necessary stock.
Blanca has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $25.
In addition to repaying her loan, Blanca is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Blanca's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Blanca and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Blanca Vela Garcia to improve her clothing and retail business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants and all other necessary stock.
Blanca has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Blanca has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Blanca 's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Blanca received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning will create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Blanca hopes to repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Thank you for your support of Blanca and World Vision Micro loans. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.