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Paula
Paula B. T. lives in Ahuehueyo, in Ciudad Ayala, in the State of Morelos, in Mexico. She is 51 years old and lives with her common-law husband. She has six children. Three of her children are here and three live in the United States. 33 year-old Caín is married, 30 year-old Adriana is single, 26 year-old Marcela is married. These three children are working in the United States. 16 year-old Raúl is studying at CECYTE - Colegio de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos (College of Scientific and Technological Studies), 13 year-old Antonia is in high school and 12 year-old Abdiel is in high school.

Paula has a business selling chickens whole or in pieces. She also sells soft drinks, fried pork rinds and tostadas (fried tortillas). She is requesting this loan to buy chicken, fried pork rinds, soft drinks and some metal sheets for her wall.

Paula started out in her business 8 years ago. The business belonged to her daughters but they went to the United States to work and left her the business. The chicken salesman used to come to offer his chicken for sale and pay her daughters for selling it. Then her daughters took over.

On Saturdays and Sundays Paula sells chicken 'mixiotes' (a traditional, pit-barbecued meat dish) and breaded roast chicken. She started her business with a 1,000 peso loan and she invested it in buying merchandise. Her business is located in her home and it is important because it makes her money to send her children to school. It also pays for tickets, shoes, school uniforms, gas and water.

Paula likes selling chicken because they are ready to sell every day. She takes her chickens at 6.00am, she cuts them up and is ready to serve her customers who are family members, neighbors, acquaintances, ladies and gentlemen. She uses the profits she makes in her business to cover her children's school expenses and she would like to buy bags so that she can give her customers a little bag of sweet treats at the New Year and on Valentine's Day.

Paula would like to build a new wall and roof so that her premises look better because her current wall is made from metal sheets. She plans to achieve this goal using her profits and the money that her daughters send her from the United States. Her business has helped her family and continues to help, covering her children's school expenses.

Paula's dreams are to fix up her house, building new walls and a new roof to complete it. She is very happy to be receiving this loan which they are giving her to stock her business so that she has merchandise to offer her customers. The improvements that she would like to make for her son are to open a bank account. Although her son is still very young, he has bronchial asthma. Paula plans to achieve her goal by continuing to make her chicken sales and saving her profits.

Paula would like to say to Kiva and Fundación Realidad "Thank you for the help that you give me and while I continue selling my products, if it is possible, I would like you to continue helping me with loans". Paula likes Ahuehueo because she was born there. They celebrate San Juan on two dates. On February 18th and June 24th there are masses, a procession and three days of bullfighting.
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La señora Paula B. T. se encuentra localizada en Ahuehueyo, Cd. Ayala, en el estado de Morelos, México, ella tiene 51 años de edad, ella vive en unión libre y tiene 6 hijos 3 están aquí y 3 en Estados Unidos Caín de 33 años de edad es casado, Adriana tiene 30 años de edad es soltera, Marcela tiene 26 años de edad es casada ellos tres están trabajando en los Estados Unidos, Raúl tiene 16 años estudia el CECYTE, Antonia tiene 13 años estudia la secundaria, Abdiel tiene 12 años de edad estudia la secundaria, la señora Paula tiene su negocio de venta de pollo por pieza o entero, venta de refrescos, chicharrones preparados, tostadas preparadas, ella solicito su préstamo para comprar pollo, chicharrones, refrescos y unas laminas para la pared. Ella inicio su negocio hace 8 años eran de sus hijas pero se fueron a Estados Unidos a trabajar y le dejaron el negocio, el señor que vende pollo llego a ofrecer el pollo para venderlo y les pagaba a sus hijas por la venta del pollo ya después ellas agarraron el negocio, los sábados y domingos vende mixiotes de pollo y milanesas de pollo asadas y empanizadas, ella inicio el negocio con un crédito de mil pesos que le dieron y lo invierte en mercancía y fue invirtiendo en mercancía, su negocio está en su casa y es importante porque de ahí le va dando a sus hijos para la escuela, los pasajes, los zapatos, los uniformes de la escuela, para comprar el gas, pagar el agua, a ella le gusta vender el pollo porque ya está listo para vender todos los días se lo llevan a las 6:00 de la mañana nadamas lo destaza y está listo para atender a sus clientes que son sus familiares, vecinos, conocidos, señores, señoras. Las ganancias del negocio la utiliza para los gastos de sus hijos de la escuela, y quiere comprar bolsas para darles a sus clientes en año nuevo, el día de san Valentín una bolsita de dulces. La señora Paula quiere poner la pared de tabicón y el techo para que se vea más bonito su local porque la pared la tiene de lámina y lo piensa lograr con las ganancias y con lo que le den sus hijas que están en Estados Unidos. Su negocio ha ayudado a su familia y le sigue ayudando, para los gastos de sus hijos en la escuela. Sus sueños son arreglar su casa poner las paredes y el techo para a completar su casa. Ella está muy contenta con este préstamo que le dan por que va a surtir su negocio y tener mercancía para ofrecerles a sus clientes, las mejoras que desea lograr para su hijo son abrirles una cuenta en el banco aunque sea chiquita su hijo pequeño tiene asma bronquial lo piensa lograr siguiendo en la venta de pollo y ahorrando las ganancias. La señora Paula quiere decirle a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “les doy las gracias por la ayuda que me dan y mientras siga yo vendiendo si es posible me sigan ayudando con los prestamos. Ahuehueo le gusta porque ahí nació celebran en dos fechas a San Juan el 18 de Febrero y el 24 de Junio hay misas. Procesión, 3 días de toros.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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  • $19,122,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Paula to buy chicken, fried pork rinds, soft drinks and metal sheets for her wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2010
Listed
Jan 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011