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Ernestina
Ernestina, 57, is married. She’s a very enterprising woman. She started a business selling food twenty years ago. She sells a variety of dishes: chilies stuffed with meat and cheese, grilled meat, rolled tacos, enchiladas and others but the pleasure didn’t last long because she got sick and spent a lot of money on hospitals and the business had to shut down indefinitely. She was confined to a wheel chair for two years and then in therapy. Gradually and without even realizing it she started to walk again and decided to start up the business again; she does not like to have to depend on anyone economically because she’s a woman who enjoys business.

Today she sells gorditas [grilled stuffed corn dumplings] stuffed with a variety of items, pozole, chiles rellenos, menudo and whatever else she’s asked to make and sell. She’s asking for support to buy merchandise to continue with her dream of someday having a small restaurant again.

The food she makes she prepares herself because she doesn’t like anyone else helping her because she says that her special touch is lost that way. Since she has her customer base sometimes she falls short of filling all her orders. She wants to buy more flour, ingredients, meat, eggs and others to prepare her dishes.
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La señora Ernestina de 57 años es casada y es una mujer muy emprendedora desde hace 20 años ella inicio un pequeño negocio de comida en el cual vendía, variedad de guisos, chiles rellenos de carne y queso, carne asada, tacos enrollados, enchiladas y mas pero el gusto no le duro mucho porque ella se enfermo y gasto mucho dinero en hospitales y el negocio lo tuvo que cerrar por tiempo indefinido, estuvo ella dos años en silla de ruedas y después de terapias ella poco a poco y sin darse ella cuenta fue empezando a caminar nuevamente y decidió continuar con su negocio hace años, a ella no le gusta depender de nadie económicamente puesto que ella es una mujer que le gusta los negocios.
Hoy se dedica a la venta de Gorditas de diversos guisos, pozole, chiles rellenos, menudo y cualquier comida que le soliciten la prepara y la vende, solicita el apoyo para compra de mercancía y así poder continuar con su sueño de algún día poder volver a tener un pequeño restaurant, la comida que ella vende ella misma la prepara no le gusta que nadie le ayude porque dice que pierde el sazón de ella. Como ya tiene su clientela y algunas veces no completa con los pedidos quiere comprar mas harina, ingredientes, carne, huevos y mas para preparar los platillos.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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  • $18,176,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ernestina to buy raw materials for her meal preparation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 19, 2011
Listed
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2012