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J Jesús

Update on J Jesús

Don Jesús, 55, is a friendly man, always willing to share a joke with anyone he meets. He is married to Sra. Marcelina, a housewife. Don Jesús never had a chance to go to school because he had to go to work when he was very young. He worked at an electricals repair shop in a small city for a few years and when we asked him how he picked up the skills for it, he laughed loudly and said, "Well . . . the owner was my teacher, but he's 6 feet under now". He started his own auto repair business 23 years ago, he says and adds, "What I most like about my business is fixing cars and knowing that my customers will be happy with my work and come back if and when they need additional work". Don Jesús is applying for a loan to buy the spare parts he needs to operate his business. He usually receives supplies of spare parts 15 days after he submits orders for them. He hasn't been able to grow the business in the way that he'd like because his supplies are expensive and long lead times are often a problem. For the future, he wants to expand and improve his shop so that he can provide an even better service. Don Jesús wants you to know that he, "is very grateful to KIVA lenders and VisionFund for supporting small businesses over the years and helping me and others to help ourselves".
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Don Jesús es una persona muy bromista siempre hace reír a cualquier persona que se le acerque siempre anda bromeando con todo mundo. Don Jesús una persona que tiene ya 55 años de edad está casado con la señora Marcelina quien es ama de casa. Don Jesús es un hombre que no tuvo muchas oportunidades de estudiar es por eso que desde muy temprana edad inicio a trabajar en un taller eléctrico en una ciudad pequeña cuando le preguntamos quien fue quien le enseñó las tareas de su actividad económica, bromeando nos contesto “Pues quien me enseño ya está 3 metros bajo tierra y era mi patrón” y en ese momento soltó una carcajada enorme. Después quiso iniciar su negocio en el municipio de San Felipe, ahora ya tiene 23 años con su refaccionaria y está muy contento trabajando comento “lo que más me gusta es hacer funcionar los carros de los clientes y ver cómo se van contentos con el servicio que les he dado y estoy seguro de que regresaran”. Esta vez Don Jesús ha solicitado un crédito para comprar refacciones para comprar y usar refacciones como unidades, reguladores, entre otras cosas su pedido normalmente lo hace 15 días antes, se le complica mucho comprar refacciones ya que están muy caros esta es una de las dificultades que presenta Don Jesús y así comenta que no puede crecer como él quisiera, pero una de sus metas es llegar a tener una refaccionaria mas grande y mejor acondicionada con todo el equipo que se requiere para hacer mejor su servicio. Don Jesús deja un mensaje “muchas gracias a las personas de KIVA y VisionFund por todo el apoyo que nos otorgan ya que gracias a los créditos que nos dan podemos levantar más rápido nuestros negocios”.

Previous Loan Details

Jesús is a FRAC client. He is 55 years old and has been married to Marcelina, who is a homemaker, for 38 years. The couple live in the town of San Felipe del Progreso. This is a town that has all the public services its people need. The couple have four children, only one of whom is still dep... More from J Jesús's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,077,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped J Jesús to fund his vehicle repair business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for J Jesús. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More