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René makes her living mending and making clothes, she has already spent more than two years working as a seamstress. She is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine for designs which are more complicated to make such as clothes for social events, for weddings, for quinceañeras (galas for girls' 15th birthdays), and for parties. She also wishes to improve the premises, as they are located in her own home.

René is a single mother, her children are already grown up and have their own family, yet they help her with household expenses.

She wishes to improve her business and thereby earn her own profits, René is an independent person and she doesn't want to be a burden to her children, which is why she is keen to invest in her business.
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La señora René se dedica a la reparación y elaboración de ropa, tiene ya más de dos años dedicándose a este oficio. Esta solicitando un préstamo para comprarse una maquina de cocer para trabajos más difíciles de elaborar como son vestidos para eventos sociales, como son vestidos de novia, quince años y de fiesta, también desea mejorar el local, ya que lo tiene en su propia casa.
Doña René es madre soltera, sus hijos ya son personas mayores y tiene su propia familia, pero le ayudan con los gastos familiares.
Desea mejorar su negocio y así obtener sus propias ganancias, la señora René es una persona independiente y no quiere ser una carga para sus hijos es por eso que desea invertir en su negocio.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,002,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped René to buy a sewing machine and repair the premises.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013