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Manuelita Lucia
Doña Manuelita, age 40, was born in the Department of León and works as a merchant who sells food. She is married and has two children. Manuelita only has a third grade education. As a young girl, she had to work very hard since she and her parents lived in poverty. Being able to go to school and paying for her studies was a luxury that her parents could not provide. Her first experience working was as a young girl selling ice water on the streets. She also sold fruits and vegetables. Since then, Manuelita proceeded through life with great sacrifice and effort. Today she operates an eatery out of her home with the help of her husband. Previously she had a shop at the bus terminal where she sold fruits.


Manuelita is requesting a loan in order to improve the location of her business. She wants to buy construction materials such as zinc and wood, as well as invest in basic grains. With this investment, she hopes to expand her business and attract more customers. Her goal is to convert her eatery into a restaurant.

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Doña Manuelita, nació en el departamento de León, tiene 40 años de edad, ella es comerciante se dedica a vender comida, es casada, tiene dos hijos, ella solo estudio hasta tercer grado de primaria. Desde niña la toco que trabajar muy duro pues sus padres y ella vivían en una situación de pobreza que incluso ir a la escuela y pagar sus estudios era un lujo que no se podía dar. Su primera experiencia de trabajo fue desde muy pequeña cuando comenzó a vender agua helada en las calles, también vendía frutas, verduras. Así fue surgiendo en la vida con mucho sacrificio esfuerzo hasta lograr tener hoy en día su comideria ella tiene este negocio en su casa cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo, antes ella tenia un local en la terminal de buses donde ella vendía frutas.
Ella solicito el préstamo para mejorar su local, quiere comprar materiales de construcción como zinc, madera e invertir en granos básicos. Con este inversión espera poder ampliar su negocio, atraer mas clientes, pues tiene como meta convertir su comideria en un restaurante.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 125
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  • $24,597,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Manuelita Lucia to purchase construction materials to expand her business location and to acquire basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 12, 2011
Listed
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 16, 2011