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Marcela Virginia
Marcela Virginia is 46 years old and is happily married to her husband Conrad. She lives in the city of Pinotepa Nacional in the state of Oaxaca, where the majority of people speak the Mixtec language. The most important economic activity there is farming. Local crops include corn, beans, chili peppers, coffee, sugarcane, coconuts, tamarind, and sesame seeds.

Marcela makes a living selling clothing, shoes, and women’s accessories, which she has done for eleven years now. She began by selling shoes and then used her profits to buy clothing. Later, with additional earnings and help from foundation, she purchased women’s accessories.

What Marcela likes most about her business is attending to her customers and keeping her shop tidy. In the mornings she works as a social worker at the local high school and so her daughter looks after the store for her, and then in the afternoons Marcela manages the store.

Marcela’s most profitable time of year is Holy Week, since everyone in the community buys new clothes and shoes for the celebration. She is asking for this loan so she can purchase more clothing, which she will sell both wholesale and retail.

Marcela is grateful for the support she has received from the foundation in order to grow her business.
View original language description ↓
La señora Marcela Virginia tiene cuarenta y seis años de edad está felizmente casada con el señor Conrado.
Actualmente radica en la ciudad de Pinotepa Nacional Oaxaca donde la mayoría de las personas hablan el idioma Mixteco la actividad más importante es la siembra de maíz,frijol,chile,café,caña de azucar,cocos,tamarindo y ajonjolí.
Se dedica a la venta de ropa, calzado y accesorios para dama lleva vendiendo once años.
Primero empezó vendiendo calzado y con las ganancias compro y con las ganancias de la ropa y la ayuda de fundacion compro accesorios para dama.
Lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es atender a las personas y tener arreglado su local, nos dice que en las mañanas trabaja en una secundaria de su localidad de trabajadora social y su hija se queda a tendiendo el local y en las tardes se va ella atender el local.
En las temporadas donde vende mas es el la fiesta de semana santa por compran ropa nueva y calzado por que para todos los del pueblo es una fiesta especial.
Ella pidió el préstamo para la compra de más ropa para la venta por mayoreo y menudeo.
Esta muy agradecida por el apoyo que le ha dado fundacion para poder engrandecer su negocio.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,792,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,550 helped Marcela Virginia to purchase clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2012
Listed
May 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013