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Maria Ignacia
María is 64 years old, a widow, and has eight children. She is from the town of León and sells general merchandise. She has been in this business for 10 years. She learned the trade through tradition as her mother was in the same business. She supported her mom from a very early age. She also had a grocery store which she ran for 22 years. Ten years ago she started selling clothes, shoes, perfume, shampoo and cosmetics.

María is requesting this loan to buy new merchandise such as clothes, shoes and perfumes so that she can invest, keep her store stocked and have a greater variety of goods to offer her customers. María says that one of the large projects she would like to carry out is to open a large store where she will sell general merchandise. She also plans to make some repairs to her home and continue working.
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La señora María, tiene 64 años de edad, es viuda, tiene 8 hijos, es originaria del sauce municipio de León, es comerciante vende mercadería en general, lleva 10 años dedicándose a esto. Aprendió este oficio por tradición pues su madre se dedicaba a lo mismo así desde temprana edad apoyo a su mama, también ella tuvo una pulpería la cual mantuvo por 22 años y desde hace 10 años que se dedica a vender ropa, zapatos, perfumes, shampoo, cosméticos. Ella solicita el préstamo para compra mercadería nueva como ropa, zapatos, perfumes para invertir y mantener surtida su tienda, tener más variedad que ofrecer a sus clientes. Doña María dice que uno de sus grandes proyectos que ella quiere realizar es tener una gran tienda de variedades y mercadería en general, componer su casa y seguir trabajando.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
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  • $24,770,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Maria Ignacia to buy new merchandise such as clothes, shoes and perfumes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012