What would you do with a few hundred dollars?

While to many, this seems like an opportunity to hit the mall, the dreams of ambitious entrepreneurs all over the world could be achieved with microloans of little as $25, and their small businesses are the keys to developing economic stability for their community and country. Through partnership with World Vision Micro, Caldo Sauce Company and Hot Sauce 4 Good has allowed the loan requests of many such dreamers to be approved, and the sale of their hot sauce for charity will continue to be recycled within those communities to help those inspired by the process to do better for themselves and their families.

From a single cattle or ox to a pallet of merchandise to offer at the market, the striving business men and women who have received microloans thanks to Hot Sauce 4 Good are featured below, and the list is ever-expanding. Browse the links below to get an idea of the very real impact that your Caldo Sauce Company / Hot Sauce 4 Good purchase is making in the world.

As of January, 2017, 102 Loans Funded...and Counting!!! Helping over 200 children and 25 employees!

  1. Linda Pyeko (September 2016)
  2. Lilian Lagat (October 2016)
  3. Milka Jepkoech (November 2016)
  4. Rael Jesang (December 2016)
  5. Ma. Jocelyn Apao (December 2016)
  6. Lucy Kibeu (August 2016)
  7. Victoria Nartey (July 2016)
  8. Zenore Elizabeth (June 2016)
  9. Mao Chhlam (May 2016)
  10. BAKARI FATI (May 2016)
  11. Sakhea Yeang (April 2016)
  12. Hay Hul (March 2016)
  13. Mohammed Zilifawu (February 2016)
  14. Lilia López Basilio (January 2016)
  15. Akos Ali (December 2015)
  16. Lizeth Reyes Barrera (December 2015)
  17. Samoeun Din (December 2015)
  18. Salin Thai (December 2015)
  19. Heang Chhean (December 2015)
  20. Maria Rosalie Calvo (December 2015)
  21. Rorn Hem (December 2015)
  22. Lucita Gabutero (December 2015)
  23. VIRGINIA FLORES (December 2015)
  24. FLORENCE KATANA (December 2015)
  25. ESTHER ODURO (December 2015)
  26. MA JOSEFA SANCHEZ SANCHEZ (December 2015)
  27. Elsa Pilongo (November 2015)
  28. VEREDIYANE NYIRANZABANDORA (November 2015)
  29. MWANAIDI RAMADHAN (November 2015)
  30. SARAH KATANA (October 2015)
  31. EMILY WANGARI (October 2015)
  32. Margaret Muthoni (October 2015)
  33. Rebecca Teriki (October 2015)
  34. Dorah Tsuma (September 2015)
  35. Gyasi Abena (September 2015)
  36. Naom Kemunto (September 2015)
  37. Rubi Salvaleon (August 2015)
  38. Kwasi Christian (August 2015)
  39. Gyankrong Theophilus (August 2015)
  40. Getachew Zewude Mulatu (July 2015)
  41. Mulunesh Muluneh Matew (July 2015)
  42. Legese Abebe (July 2015)
  43. Mulu Belami (July 2015)
  44. Han Lot (July 2015)
  45. Worku Temteme (June 2015)
  46. Shitaye Megersa (June 2015)
  47. Kumela Archasa (June 2015)
  48. Elfinesh Geta (June 2015)
  49. Etenesh Dase (June 2015)
  50. Tamene Desta (June 2015)
  51. Menbere Tsige (June 2015)
  52. Recilda Perez (June 2015)
  53. Aberu Derje (June 2015)
  54. Getu Amente (April 2015)
  55. Concepcion Martinez Barranca (January 2015)
  56. Keo Tuy (January 2015)
  57. Loice Karye Hodari  (January 2015)
  58. Angetu Bekele (December 2014)
  59. Beshu Kebede (December 2014)
  60. Aberash Debela (December 2014)
  61. Yeshi Kebede (December 2014 – online sales, Strong Women Strong World and craft fairs)
  62. Abebech Ashuro Aga (December 2014 – online sales, Strong Women Strong World and craft fairs)
  63. Asegedu Dadi (November 2014 – online sales, craft and vendor fairs)
  64. Sopheap Tong (November 2014 – online sales, craft and vendor fairs)
  65. Kenno Tolcha (November 2014 – online sales)
  66. Genet Samuel Shefa  (October 2014 – Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph’s Vendor Fair)
  67. Fati Alhassan (October, 2014 – ARIS Teachers Hot Sauce Party)
  68. Bekelech Depore (October, 2014 – Unionville Vineyards Fall Festival)
  69. Fidu Zenebe (October, 2014)
  70. Mulunesh Kelile (September 2014)
  71. Ermake Delebo (September 2014)
  72. Birhane Markos Alibam (September 2014)
  73. Entenesh Kantimer (August 2014)
  74. Tesfanash Tekele (July 2014)
  75. Mary Meth in honor of Janet Zurro (June 2014)
  76. Bashu Hordofa (June 2014)
  77. Tagesech Lambebo (May 2014)
  78. Evelin Velasco Gonzales (May 2014)
  79. Nigat Getaneh (May 2014)
  80. Yekite Guche (March 2014)
  81. Kamila Fako (December 2013)
  82. Tenagne Tedla (October 2013)
  83. Tiringo Lencha (October 2013)
  84. Asegedech Asnake (October 2013)
  85. Kelemua Tekleyohannes (October 2013)
  86. Niguse Yemane (October 2013)
  87. Aurelia Lucana Lumpe (September 2013)
  88. Elizabeth Oczon (September 2013)
  89. Sovann Hai (September 2013)
  90. Uy Moeun (September 2013)
  91. Silvia Eugenia (September 2013)
  92. Yurquina Delgado (September 2013)
  93. Phoeurn Khiev (August 2013)
  94. Phart Chhin (June 2013)
  95. Elizabeth Padilla (May 2013)
  96. Ayelech Ashebo (March 2013)
  97. Phally Suos (November 2012)
  98. Birtukan Kebede (November 2012)
  99. Fantaye Ashebir (November 2012)
  100. Belaynesh Ahmed (May 2012)
  101. Adanech Mekobe (May 2012)
  102. Worke Yimam (May 2012)
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MILKA'S STORY

Mikla J.

Mikla J.

For the last 4 years Milka has operated her small business in the Kabarnet region in Kenya. She sells green groceries to customers in her community.

Milka received a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She added stock of green vegetables to sell to support her family.

Milka is 45 years old and the mother of 4 children, and all are currently studying in school.

MA. JOCELYN'S STORY

Ma.Jocelyn

Ma.Jocelyn

Ma. Jocelyn is 30 years old and runs a small business selling barbecue, hot dogs and popsicles. She lives in World Vision's Haven of Rest I region in Philippines. Ma. Jocelyn has sold barbecue, hot dogs, and popsicles in this area for more than 5 years.

Ma. Jocelyn received a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she bought hot dogs, sugar, milk, and meat.

Ma. Jocelyn and her husband have 3 children, and all of them are currently studying in school.

HAY'S STORY

Hay H.

Hay H.

For the last 4 years, Hay has operated her small business in the Stong region in Cambodia. She grows rice to sell to customers in her community. She also has 2 employees to help her run her farm.

Hay also has a second business where she raises fish. This second business provides a supplemental income, which Hay needs to support her family.

Hay has received a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She purchased fertilizer, pesticide, and equipment for fish farming to increase her overall income and be able to better support her family.

Hay cares for 1 additional dependent in her home.

ESTHER'S STORY

Esther O

Esther O

Esther is 31 years old and runs a small business selling footwear. She lives in World Vision's Assin region in Ghana. Esther has sold footwear in this area for more than 5 years.

Esther received a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she bought a variety of footwear to sell.

Esther and her husband have 2 children, of whom 1 is currently studying in school.