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Leonarda
Sra. Leonarda is 53 years old and only has a high school education. She is married and has a 21-year-old son named Angel who is studying at the Technological Institute of Tierra Blanca Veracruz. Leonarda lives in the community of Tetela in the State of Oaxaca. This region is known for growing sugar cane and is located 15 minutes away from the Don Pablo Machado sugar mill.


Doña Leonarda says that she decided to start working a little more than eight years ago. She wanted her own business so that she could help her husband with the household expenses. Leonarda has a stand in the central area of her community where she sells Mexican street food such as empanadas, tostadas, tacos, gorditas, “garnachas” (tortillas topped with shredded meat, cheese, and cabbage), and stuffed chili peppers. She sells her food on the weekends, specifically Saturdays and Sundays. Her food is sold at night when families leave to have dinner at her establishment.


She needs this loan to invest in the purchase of corn, oil, chili peppers, tortillas, meat, beans cheese, cream, cabbage, gas, mole sauce, plantains, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and garlic for preparing Mexican street food that she will sell.


Doña Leonarda hopes that this loan will help her business prosper because she wants to provide her son with a better quality of life and to continue supporting him as he finishes his studies. In addition, she wants to expand her business by adding a few tables and chairs so that she can provide better service to her customers.

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La señora Leonarda tiene la edad de 53 años, solo estudio la secundaria, se encuentra casada y tiene un hijo de 21 años llamado Angel que estudia en el Tecnologico de Tierra Blanca Veracruz. Ella vive en el estado de Oaxaca en una comunidad llamada Tetela, esta region se caracteriza por ser una zona cañera y a 15 minutos se encuetra el ingenio Don Pablo Machado.

Doña Leonarda nos platica que hace un poco mas de 8 años decidio iniciar a trabajar en su propio negocio para ayudar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. Ella tiene un local en el centro de su comunidad en el cual vende antojitos mexicanos (empanadas, tostadas, tacos, gorditas, garnachas y chiles rellenos) los fines de semana (vienes, sabado y domingo) ella vende por las noches y las familias salen a cenar a su local.

Ella necesita este credito para invertirlo en la compra de maiz, aceite, chiles, tortillas, carne, frijol, queso, crema, col, sal, gas, mole, platanos, papas, tomates, cebollas y ajos para la elaboracion de sus antojitos mexicanos y venderlos posteriormente.

Doña Leonarda espera que con este credito su negocio propere ya que desea darle una mejor calidad de vida a su hijo y seguirlo apoyando para que termine sus estudio ademas de que le gustaria agrandar su negocio y comprar algunas mesas y sills para brindarle un mejor servicio a sus clientes.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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  • $17,775,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Leonarda to purchase supplies for her street food business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2011
Listed
Jun 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011