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Jessica is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $325 to buy blouses, bed sheets, housecoats, t-shirts, shorts, pants and underwear.
Jessica is 21 years old and has a junior high school education. She is married to Adan who works as a mechanic's assistant. They have a one-year-old child and live in La Defensa, an area known for its sugar cane plantations. Just five minutes away, the sugar mill "Ingenio La Margarita" is located. When she realized that the economy was worsening, Jessica decided to start working to help to help her husband with their expenses. She decided to sell clothing because she needed to still have time to take care of her family.
Jessica will use the loan to buy blouses, bed sheets, housecoats, t-shirts, shorts, pants and underwear. She will use this brand new stock as samples to show the types of clothes people can buy from her. She plans to sell her products in the afternoon by visiting friends and family at their homes. She wants to run her business perfectly and to gain enough customers to increase her earnings. She thanks World Vision for the support and for the opportunity to start her own business.
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 Jessica Moreno Celestino to expand her clothing and retail business where she sells clothing for a living. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $325 by buying blouses, bed sheets, housecoats, t-shirts, shorts, pants, and underwear.
Jessica has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $16. In addition to repaying her loan, Jessica is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Jessica 's 1 child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Jessica and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Jessica Moreno Celestino to improve her clothing and retail business. She invested her loan of $325 to buy blouses, bed sheets, housecoats, t-shirts, shorts, pants and underwear to resell to her customers in the community.
Jessica has now repaid her loan in full. She used her additional income to provide nutritious food, clothing, and healthcare for he family and to buy supplies in bulk.
Jessica's child continues to study in school.
Jessica is very thankful for the loan. The profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Jessica hopes to continue sending her children to school, repair or expand their home and expand her business further.
Thank you for your support of Jessica and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another deserving entrepreneur in the same community.