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Laura
Laura is 32 years old and is married to Juan José Ruiz, who is a farmer. They have 2 children, Antonio and Guadelupe. Of the two, only the older one is studying. He is in first grade and the younger one is just barely 2 years old. Laura has been selling shoes form catalogs for 2 years.

She says she started this small business because she wanted to find a way of helping her husband with the household expenses and gradually improve their economic situation, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. She will invest the loan she received in buying more catalogs, shoes, sandals, huaraches, dress and tennis shoes. This way she can have better stock.

She is convinced that one of her greatest dreams can come true, because it is to make her business grow much more. She wants to build a store location where she would sell shoes and have it well stocked with a large variety of products. This is how she will grow and improve her income. Laura says that she is very grateful to Kiva donors for the for the support they are providing her, and especially for the confidence.
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La señora Laura cuenta con 32 años de edad y está casada con el señor Juan José Ruiz quien es campesino, tienen 2 hijos Antonio y Guadalupe de los cuales solo el mayor estudia, cursa el primer año de primaria, ya que la menor apenas tiene 2 años, se dedica a la venta de calzado por catalogo desde hacen 2 años.

Dice que inicio con este pequeño negocio, ya que quería buscar la manera de apoyar a su esposo con los gastos de la casa y mejorar un poco su economía, para poder gozar de una muy buena calidad de vida, el crédito que recibió lo va a invertir en la compra de más catálogos, zapatos, sandalias, huaraches, zapatillas y tenis, para así tener un poco mas surtido.

Ella está convencida que uno de sus más grandes sueños se podrá cumplir, ya que es el de hacer crecer mucho mas su negocio, puesto que quiere construir un local, para poner zapatería y así tenerla bien surtida, con una amplia variedad de productos, ya que así incrementara y mejorara sus ingresos.
Doña Laura dice que está muy agradecida con los donadores de kiva, por este gran apoyo que le están brindando, pero sobre todo por la confianza.


About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,325,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Laura to buy more catalogs, shoes, sandals, huaraches, dress and tennis shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2011
Listed
Jan 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012