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Silvestre
There is a community in the state of Oaxaca called San Miguel Soyaltepec. It has a very large lagoon that produces a lot of fish and work every year. It is also known because the Cerro de Oro Hydroelectric Dam is located there. Mr. Silvestre Sánchez, 32, lives in this community. He studied up to 9th grade. He’s married and has three children who attend the local school in the community.

Silvestre tells us: “I have always worked but the economic situation is more and more difficult every day and money is never enough especially when one has children in school. I talked to my wife and we decided that I’d sell women’s and men’s clothes when I got off work in order to help ourselves out a bit more with household expenses and my children’s schooling.”

Silvestre has been selling clothes for a little more than two years and he tells us that he sells them among his friends and neighbors in the community. He says that it was difficult to acquire customers at first but now people know him and sometimes even come by his house looking for a blouse or a pair of shorts to give as presents at parties. He needs this loan to invest in the purchase of blouses, skirts, shorts, underwear, pants,
t-shirts, socks and dresses to sell later.

He hopes that with this investment his business will grow and produce good profits because he wants his children to have a better quality of life and study a profession in the future. He also sends many greetings and thanks to the Fundación for the support it’s given him in granting the 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 hidroelectrica Cerro de Oro.En esta comunidad vive el señor Silvestre S., el tiene la edad de 32 años, estudio hasta el tercer grado de secundaria, esta casado y tiene 3 hijos los cuales asiten a la escuela en la cominidad.

Don Silvestre nos dice " yo siempre he trabajado pero la situacion economica cada dia es mas dificil y ningun dinero alcanza y menos cuando se tiene hijos en la escuela, yo platique con mi esposa y decidimos que cuando saliera del trabajo venderia ropa de dama y caballero para ayudarnos un poco mas con los gastos del hogar y la escuela de mis hijos", Don Silvestre tiene un poco mas de dos años vendiendo ropa y nos platica que la vende en la comunidad con sus amigos y vecinos, nos dice que al principio fue dificil hacer clientes pero ahora ya la gente lo conose y en algunas ocasiones va a su casa a buscar una blusa o un short para regalar en las fiesta. el necesita esta este credito para invertirlo en la compra de blusas, faldas, short,ropa interior,pantalones, playeras, calcetines y vestidos para venderlos posteriormente.

el espera que con esta invesion su negocio cresca y deje buenas ganancias ya que desea que sus hijos tengan una mejor calidad de vida y estudien una profesion en un futuro, tambien manda muchos saludos en agradeciemiento a la fundacion por el apoyo que le da al brindarle el prestamo

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,067,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Silvestre to buy women's and men's clothes.
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