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Maria Isabel
Isabel, 50, only completed elementary school. She’s a single mother of two children but she currently lives only with two of her grandchildren, a 16-year-old who is in secondary school and a 3-year-old who is in preschool.

She relates that she’s always enjoyed working and that she’s had a small snack bar for over 30 years at home where she sells soft-drinks, tamarind pulp and macaroons. She also tells us that on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) she sells chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers), tamales and turnovers door to door among her friends and neighbors in the community.

She needs this loan to buy soft-drinks, coconut, sugar, tamarind, milk, powdered chili, corn, meat, chilies, tomatoes, onions, eggs, flour and oil to continue with the business. She tells us that she hopes that this investment will allow her to stay in business and that she’d like to use her profits to buy plastic ware (drinking glasses, plates, spoons, trays, cups and Tupperware) to sell and help her business to grow that way. Isabel is very happy about the loan she’s gotten and thanks the foundation for the trust it’s placed in her by granting it.
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La señora Maria Isabel tiene la edad de 50 años, estudio solo la primaria, es madre soltera de 2 hijos pero actualmente solo vive con dos de sus nietos uno de 16 años que asiste a la secuendaria y el otro nieto de 3 años que va al preescolar.

Ella nos platica que siempre le a gustado trabajar y que desde hace mas de 30 años tiene una pequeña refresqueria en su casa en la cual vende refresques, pulpa de tamarindo y cocadas, tambien nos dice que los fines de semana (sabado y domingo) vende casa por casa con sus amigos y vecinos de la comunidad chiles rellenos, tamales y empanadas.

Ella necesita este credito para invertirlo en la compra de refrescos, coco, azucar, tamarindo, leche, chile en polvo, maiz, carne, chiles, tomates, cebolla, huevos, arina y aceite para poder continuar con su negocio, ella nos dice que espera que con esta invercion ya que se gustaria invertir sus ganancias en la compra de plasticos (vasos, platos, cucharas, bandejas, tazas y toppers)para vender y asi hacer crecer su negocio.

Doña Isabel se encuentra muy feliz por el credito que ha recibido y agradece a la fundacion la confianza que le a dado al otorgarle este prestamo.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria Isabel to buy ingredients to prepare her Mexican fast food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2011
Listed
Aug 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012