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Irene
Irene is a native of the state of Michoacán. She is 58 years old and has a fifth-grade education. She says she stopped going to school because her parents didn't want her to continue her education due to a lack of financial resources because she had many siblings and they couldn't afford to buy books. Irene is married to Pedro, who makes a living as a construction worker. They have seven children, of which two live with them: Guadalupe, 21, and Tomasa, 12, who is in school. Irene runs a convenience store out of her home and makes a living selling ornamental flowers, avocados and chili peppers, since she has a garden and a nursery. She goes out on boats to sell them to suppliers in the city of Zitacuaro, and almost always what she sells is on order from customers. Irene is requesting the loan from Kiva partner Fundación Realidad to purchase eggs, sugar, soups, beans and other products of more primary need. She says that previously she made a living on selling seasonal fruits and legumes in the regional street markets but for health reasons she decided to open a store out of her home since her back and bones ached out of the effort from loading the very heavy cargo into the boats. She says that she and her clients are going to benefit from the loan because they won't go to other, more remote stores and will be able to find everything they need in her store. Irene will also be able to sell her avocados and chili peppers out of her home. Her goal is to expand her garden of avocados and chili peppers and also stock her store with products so that her local customers don't have to travel to Zitacuaro or have travel expenses. Irene says that her store is going very well and that her avocado and chili pepper sales are gaining customers in her area. She says with the earnings she makes she will paint and remodel her home.
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La Señora Irene es originaria de la localidad del ubicado en el estado de Michoacán, ella tiene 58 años de edad, ella estudio hasta el quinto año de primaria y dice que no pudo terminar sus estudios porque sus papas no quisieron que siguiera estudiando por falta de recursos económicos por que eran muchos hermanos y nos les alcanzaba para comprarles las libretas, está casada con el señor Pedro quien se dedica a la albañilería, ellos procrearon 7 hijos de los cuales 2 viven con ellos Guadalupe de 21 años y Tomasa de 12 años quien estudia la secundaria. Doña Irene tiene una tienda de abarrotes en su casa y se dedica a vender flores de ornato, aguacates y chiles manzanos ya que tiene una huerta y un vivero, ella sale a venderlos por botes a la central de abastos en la ciudad de Zitacuaro y que casi todo lo que vende son pedidos que tiene con sus clientes. La señora Irene está pidiendo su préstamo a Fundación Realidad para comprar huevo, azúcar, sopas, frijol y otros productos más de primera necesidad. Comenta que antes ella se dedicaba a vender frutas y legumbres de temporada en los tianguis de la región y que por cuestiones de salud decidió abrir una tienda de abarrotes en su casa ya que está enferma de la espalda y los huesos por el esfuerzo que hacia al cargar botes muy pesados. Dice va a beneficiar el préstamo a sus clientes y a ella porque ya no se irán a otras tiendas mas retiradas y que encontraran en su tienda lo que necesiten para sus necesidades en su hogar, también ella podrá vender sus aguacates y los chiles manzanos que tiene en su casa. Sus metas es ampliar su huerta de aguacates y chiles manzanos, también surtir su tienda de abarrotes y meter productos de mercería para que las clientas de su localidad no se trasladen a la ciudad de Zitacuaro y no hagan gastos de traslado. Doña Irene confía que le ira muy bien en su tienda de abarrotes y en la venta de los aguacates y chiles manzanos ya que se esta aclientando en su localidad, comenta que con las ganancias que saque pintara su casa y la remodelara.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Irene purchase supplies to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 24, 2011
Listed
Mar 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011