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Sonia
In the state of Oaxaca there is a community called San Miguel Soyaltepec, which has a large lake which provides abundant fishing and work each year. It’s also known for the presence of the Cerro de Oro hydroelectric dam.

Sonia lives here. She is 29 years old and only has a junior high school education. She is the single mother of a little girl who attends the local elementary school.

Sonia says that she decided to start working in her own business two and a half years ago because she was able to earn more selling and also have more time to spend with her little one. She tells us that she sells cosmetics, perfumes, and sheets to her friends and neighbors in the community. She also says that now that she has some time selling, people know who she is and this helps get more customers and sales. She sells her products through catalogs, first showing her catalogs, taking orders, placing the orders, delivering them to her customers, and getting paid.

She needs this loan to invest in catalogs, cosmetics, and perfume to be able to make sales. She believes that this investment will mean more sales and earnings and would like to be able to send her daughter to university. She would also like to start a pizzeria in the community.

She is grateful to the foundation for believing in her and granting this loan.
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En el estado de Oaxaca existe una comunidad llamada San Miguel Soyaltepec esta comunidad tiene una laguna muy grande que da mucha pesca y trabajo cada año, tambien es conocida porque ahi se ubica la presa hidroele electrica Cerro de Oro.En esta comunidad vive la señora Sonia que tiene la edad de 29 años, estudio hasta el tercer grado de secundaria y es madre soltera de una niña que asiste a la primaria de su comunidad.

doña Sonia nos platica que hace un poco mas de dos años y medio decidio iniciar a trabajar en su propio negocio ya que se gana mas vendiendo y asi tiene mas tiempo para dedicarle a su pequeña. ella nos platica que vende cosmeticos, perfumes y sabanas con sus amigos y vecinos de la comunidad, tambien nos dice que como ya tiene un poco de tiempo que vende ya la gente la conoce,lo cual le ayuda tener mas clientes y mas ventas. ella vende sus productos por catalogo, primero muestra sus catalogos sus clientes levanta un pedido, lo encarga a sus proveedores y posteriormente cuando llegan los productos los entrega a sus clientes y recibe el pago por su trabajo.

ella necesita este prestamo para invertirlo en la compra de catalogos, cosmeticos y perfumeria para poder realizar sus ventas.

ella espera que con esta inversion sus ventas y ganancias aumenten ya que desea ahorra para poder pagar en un futuro la universidad de su hijo, tambien le gustaria poner una pizzeria en el centro de la comunidad.

ella se encuentra agradecida con la fndacion por la confianza que le ha dado al otorgarle este prestamo.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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  • $19,122,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sonia to buy inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2011
Listed
May 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2011