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Maria Del Carmen
María del Carmen is 34 years old and has been married to Sr. Carlos for 14 years. They have four children, all of whom attend school. Doña Carmen, as she is commonly known by everyone in her community, has a grocery store that she started two years ago so that she could help her husband cover the household expenses. At the moment, her store does not have a name. She is requesting a loan to buy canned goods, bread, milk, eggs, fried snacks, and detergents. "More than ever, my store is lacking inventory," she says. Doña Carmen's greatest challenge is the lack of customers because there are few homes where her store is located. However, she is hopeful that some day more people will settle here and that her earnings will increase. Carmen also has problems with the high prices charged by her suppliers, so her profits are not at the level she would like. During the time she has worked with Fundación Realidad, Carmen started out working with a large group, but now she has completed two loan cycles by herself. "The loans have been a great benefit. As a result, I have been able to restock my store. Using the profits that were generated, my husband was able to buy a compressor for automobiles," says Carmen.


Doña Carmen and her husband Carlos have plans to open a car wash. This will allow her to spend more time at home with the family so that she does not have to leave the house in order to earn a living. Doña Carmen comments, "I believe Fundación Realidad is very serious and committed to its clients. I am extremely grateful to FRAC and to Kiva. My family's quality of life has improved considerably and we hope to have a car wash business."

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María del Carmen tiene 34 años de edad está casada desde hace 14 años con el señor Carlos juntos han procreado cuatros niños los cuales todos asisten a la escuela, Doña Carmen todos comúnmente la conocen en la comunidad tiene una tienda de abarrotes que inicio desde hace dos años para ayudarle a su esposo a solventar los gastos del hogar por el momento no tiene ningún nombre ha solicitado el crédito para comprar productos enlatados, pan leche, huevo, frituras, detergente, “ Más que nada lo que haga falta en la mi tienda” el reto más grande que presenta doña Carmen es la escases de clientes ya que por el lugar donde tiene ubicada su tienda no hay casas para vender un poco mas sin embargo ella mantiene la esperanza de que algún día se llegue a poblar un poco mas y sus ganancias aumenten. También tiene problemas con los preciso tan altos que los dan los proveedores y sus ganancias no son tan satisfactorios como ella quisiera. Con la institución lleva ya tiempo trabajando empezó con un grupo grande pero ahora lleva dos ciclos trabajando sola “A mí el crédito me ha benéfico ya que gracias a él pude surtir mi tienda y de las ganancias obtenidas mi esposo pudo comprar compresora para autos ya que la meta de Doña Carmen y su Esposo Carlos es llegar a tener un lavado de coches para que Carlos esposo de Carmen pase más tiempo en casa con su familia y ya no tenga que salir tanto para ganarse el pan de cada día. Doña Carmen nos comento “Creo que la Fundación es muy seria y comprometida con sus clientes estoy muy agradecida con la institución y Kiva ya que nuestra calidad de vida podrá mejorar considerablemente si llegamos a tener el negocio de los coches”

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 24
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  • $17,999,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy milk, bread, eggs, and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 28, 2012