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Luz María
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Luz is the mother of small children. Her husband is a truck driver who is often on the road and away from home. When he's away, there are sometimes long gaps when he can't send money to cover the children's expenses. Consequently, Luz began helping a cousin sell cosmetics from a catalog with the goal of having an income to cover her family's daily expenses. Later, she decided to start her own business selling cosmetics and shoes bought from catalogs. Little by little, she's been able to build her business. She can now count on a list of customers who seek her out to buy her products.


Since her customers have placed various orders that Luz can't now provide, she's applying for a US$550 loan, to be repaid over 6 months, that she can use to buy new products to offer her customers. With your help, Luz will be able to push her family ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Jere Wiseman, Kiva Volunteer


Luz María es madre de unos pequeños. Su esposo es conductor de trailers. Y constantemente se la pasa fuera de la ciudad. Y al andar fuera, en ocaciones tarda mucho en mandarle dinero para los gastosde sus hijos. Es por eso que Luz con el propósito de tener un ingreso que le ayude a cubrir los gastos diarios de sus hijos, comenzó a ayudarle a una prima a vender cosméticos por catálogo, y las ganancias se las dividían. Después de un tiempo se decidió iniciar su propio negocio de venta de cosméticos por catálogo y a este negocio le agregó la venta de zapatos por catálogo. Poco a poco Luz a podido crecer su negocio. Actualmente ya cuenta con una cartera de clientes que la buscan para comprarle sus productos.


Sin embargo sus clientes le hicieron varios pedidos que Luz no a podido surtir, es por eso que está solicitando un crédito de US $550 que está dispuesta a pagarlos en un plazo de 6 meses y con este dinero Luz podrá comprar productos nuevos para poder tener ofertas nuevas para sus clientes. Con tu ayuda Luz podrá sacar adelante a su familia.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,333,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Luz María buy merchandise for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 2, 2008
Listed
Jan 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 30, 2008