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Sra. Lucia is 35 years old and married to Sr. Refugio. They have three children: Adilene, Eder, and Cenaido. They are in the second year of preparatory school, the third year of secondary school, and the first year of elementary school respectively. Lucia has been selling beef for 10 years.

She says that she started this small business because she was looking for a way to support her husband and children and to help a little bit with the expenses so that they can have a better quality of life. The loan she will receive will be invested in more meat and chorizo so that she can be well-stocked.

Lucia is convinced that she can accomplish one of her dreams, which is to grow her business even more. She wants to build a structure where she can establish her butcher shop. This will allow her to carry more inventory and offer a wider variety of products, as well as help her to increase and improve her income.

Doña Lucia says that she is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for the overwhelming support they have provided because everything is based on trust. With their help, she will be able to improve her business and her family’s life.

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La señora lucia cuenta con 35 años de edad, esta casada con el señor refugio, tienen 3 hijos adilene, eder y cenaido, los estudian segundo año de prepa, tercer año de secundaria y primer año de primaria, se dedica ala venta de carne de res desde hacen 10 años.
Dice que inicio con este pequeño negocio, ya que quería buscar la manera de apoyar a su esposo e hijos, para mejorar un poco sus gastos y tener una muy buena calidad de vida, el crédito que recibió lo invirtió en la compra de más carne y chorizo. Para así tener un mejor surtido.
Ella está convencida que uno de sus sueños se podrá cumplir, ya que es el de hacer crecer mucho mas su negocio, puesto que quiere construir un local, para poner su carnicería y así tenerlo más surtido con una amplia variedad de productos, así incrementar y mejorar sus ingresos.
Doña lucia dice que está muy agradecida con los donadores de kiva, por este gran apoyo que le están brindando, pero sobre todo por la confianza, ya que con esta ayuda ha logrado mejorar el negocio y la vida de su familia.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lucia to buy more meat and chorizo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012