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Gabriela is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair accessories, perfumes and catalogues.
Gabriela is 42 years old and married to Isidro, who works the land. Together they have two sons who are still attending school. The family lives in a community called "Arroyo de en Medio" (The Creek in Between), a place surrounded by rivers and an important sugar cane area where the sugar mill "La Margarita" is located.
Gabriela had studied in school up to the junior high level. She decided to start her cosmetics business two years ago because she was aware of the current economic situation and wanted to help her husband with all the household expenses. She sells her products by visiting the houses in her community and showing them her catalogues. When a client asks for a particular item, she waits until she has enough orders before buying the cosmetics and delivering them.
With a loan from World Vision Gabriela will be able to buy lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair accessories, perfumes and catalogues. By having more cosmetics and hair accessories on hand she will have a large stock to offer her clients. With the additional profits, Gabriela will be able to improve and expand her business as well as better support her family. She knows she has to work really hard because she wants to provide her children with better opportunities.
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 Gabriela Del Valle Cruz to expand her retail and health/beauty business where she sells cosmetics. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $400 to buy lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair accessories, perfumes and catalogues. Gabriela has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $20.
In addition to repaying her loan, Gabriela is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Gabriela's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Gabriela and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Gabriela Del valle cruz to improve her retail and health/beauty business. She invested her loan of $400 to buy lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair accessories, perfumes and catalogues to sell.
Gabriela has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Gabriela has used her additional income to buy supplies in bulk and further expand the business. Gabriela's two children continue to study in school as well.
Thank you for your support of Gabriela and World Vision Micro! These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.