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Martina is originally from the municipality of Ocampo, Michoacán, where the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is located and where the people know each other well and are tranquil and enjoy the beautiful countryside. She is a very happy and responsible person, and is part of the group's committee where she serves well in her role.

18 years ago she decided to start a business to support her family's income and to help her daughter continue with her studies. Martina is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She has a small grocery store and she also sells tamales, corundas [a similar dish to tamales] and pozole [hominy soup] outside of her house at night. Her dedication to getting ahead pushed her to be a merchant and to be independent.

The loan from Fundacion Realidad has been of great benefit to her since she now has more income thanks to the opportunity the loan gave her. She invites women from her community to get ahead by starting their own business, since she has put a lot of effort into her work and is an example for women in her community to follow. She has demonstrated to them that with effort and dedication they can improve their quality of life.
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Doña Martina es originaria del Municipio de Ocampo, Michoacán., zona donde se ubica el Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca, donde la gente se conoce muy bien y se respira una gran tranquilidad y se disfruta de un maravilloso paisaje. Ella es una persona muy alegre, responsable y forma parte del comité del grupo en donde desempeña su función muy bien. Desde hace 18 años decidió emprender un negocio para poder apoyar en los ingresos familiares y sacar adelante a su hija que continúa sus estudios. Doña Martina es una mujer trabajadora y muy emprendedora, ella cuenta con un pequeño negocio de abarrotes, también vende tamales, corundas, pozole por las noches afuera de su casa su gran dedicación por salir adelante la impulso a ser comerciante y ser independiente. El crédito de Fundación Realidad la ha beneficiado mucho ya que tiene mejores ingresos gracias a la oportunidad del crédito, ella invita a las mujeres de sus comunidad a salir adelante a través de un negocio propio, ya que ella le ha puesto mucho empeño a su trabajo y es un ejemplo a seguir para las mujeres de su comunidad a las cuales les ha demostrado que con esfuerzo y dedicación pueden mejorar su calidad de vida.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 76
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  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Martina to invest in grocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011