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María Cristina
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María Cristina is a married woman with 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters between 2 and 17 years old. Her husband is a travelling salesman selling fruit and vegetables. His [bank] deposits do not cover the daily cost of living, so she began to work in order to help out with the expenses. She began her business 12 years ago as a travelling saleswoman selling out of her home and among acquaintances. With time this changed, and now she sells in popular markets and has a good amount of reliable clients who purchase her products.

María Cristina is asking for a loan of $250 over the course of 3 months. With this loan she will purchase larger quantities of groceries and thus have a greater profit margin and be able to expand her business. She and her husband are very thankful for your support to enable them to continue to support their 6 sons.

Translated from Spanish by Chloé Tuot, a Kiva Volunteer.

María Cristina es una mujer casada y tiene 6 hijos, tres varones y tres mujeres entre 17 y 2 años de edad, su esposo trabaja como vendedor ambulante de fruta y verduras, por ello sus ingresos no cubrían los gastos familiares, por lo que ella tuvo que empezar a trabajar para poder ayudar con estos gastos a su esposo. Ella empezó con su negocio hace doce años vendiendo como ambulante por su casa y entre conocidos, con el tiempo ella ahora vende en tianguis o mercados populares y ya tiene una buena cartera de clientes que gustan de sus productos.

María Cristina está solicitando un préstamo por la cantidad de US $ 250 que ofrece pagar en 3 meses, con el préstamo ella va a comprar mercadería al por mayor y así tener un mejor margen de ganancias y continuar creciendo con su negocio, ella y su esposo te agradecen mucho el apoyo que le brindes para continuar saliendo adelante y poder mantener a sus 6 hijos.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 18
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  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped María Cristina purchase groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2007
Jun 29, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2007