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Maria Guadalupe
Srta. Lupita, as she is affectionately called by her friends and relatives, is originally from the town of San Felipe D. Los Alzati in the State of Michoacán. She is 24 years old. Lupita is able to keep her mobile grocery business stocked with products such as soap, beans, toilet paper, sugar, oil, flour, chili peppers, shampoos, and other basic necessities. Lupita sets up her business at the local markets in different towns within the region such as Angangueo, El Rosario, Zirahuato, Melchor Ocampo, and other locations. She says she started this type of business because her parents taught her at a young age since they operated mobile grocery stores and sold fruits and vegetables. Lupita has been in business for approximately ten years. She acquires her products from different stores in the towns of Zitacuaro, Michoacán, and Toluca in the State of Mexico.

Lupita wants to improve her home because water seeps in during the rainy season since the structure is maD. of laminate sheeting. She is single and lives with her parents who help with the expenses. Lupita says, “Now that my parents are older, my siblings and I want to support them in the same manner as they did with us.” One of her goals is to buy a truck so that she can travel to the different markets where she sells her products. She also dreams of helping her parents by starting another mobile business that they can manage near their home because traveling to the different markets can be tiring since one must wake up at 2 or 3am in order to get to the place where the merchandise is being sold. Lupita says she will use her earnings to invest in seasonal fruits and make improvements to her living conditions.

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La señorita Lupita como D. cariño le dicen sus amigos y familiares, ella es originaria D. la localidad D. San Felipe D. los Alzati que se encuentra ubicado en el Estado D. Michoacán. Cuenta con 24 años D. edad, le ha echado ganas para surtir su negocio D. abarrotes ambulante ya que venD. sus productos como son jabón, frijol, papel higiénico, azúcar, aceite, harina, chiles, shampoo y otros productos D. primera necesidad en los tianguis D. diferentes pueblos D. la región como son Angangueo, El Rosario, Zirahuato, Melchor Ocampo entre otros. Comenta que ella empezó con este tipo D. negocio porque sus papas le enseñaron desD. muy pequeña ya que ellos tenían su puesto ambulante D. abarrotes y D. frutas y verduras. Comenta que su negocio lo tiene aproximadamente hace 10 años, ella se surte sus productos en diferentes tiendas en el municipio D. Zitacuaro, Michoacán y en Toluca Estado D. México. Ella quiere mejorar su casa ya que en tiempo D. lluvias se le mete el agua porque es D. lámina. Ella es soltera y vive con sus padres a quienes ayuda con la manutención por que dice: “Ellos ya son grandes a hora me toca a mí y a mis hermanos ayudarlos como alguna vez lo hicieron con nosotros”. Una D. sus metas es poder comprar una camioneta para poder trasladarse a los diferentes tianguis a donD. va a vender sus productos, otro D. sus sueños es poder tener aparte del negocio ambulante tener un negocio estable para ayudar a sus papas para que ellos lo atiendan y no salgan D. su casa porque dice que andar vendiendo en los tianguis es muy pesado por que se tienen que levantar a las dos o tres D. la mañana para trasladarse al lugar donD. venden su mercancía. Dice que con sus ganancias va a invertir en fruta D. temporada y mejorar sus condiciones D. vida.

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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Maria Guadalupe purchase merchandise for her mobile grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011