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Maria De La Luz
María de la Luz is from the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. She comes from a large family of limited resources which is why she started at a very young age looking for a way to contribute towards household expenses.

Once she completed elementary school she looked for work as an assistant in sewing workshops. At that time she earned minimum wage and she’d give her mother the entire amount she earned each week. She gradually learned the art of clothing design so years later became confident enough to become independent and with much sacrifice and by paying in installments was able to buy her first sewing machine.

She’s a single mother so the responsibility she carried impelled her to seek growth and she succeeded in buying three industrial sewing machines and set up a modest workshop and hired two workers. María believes that she can increase her production capacity which is why she’s requested a loan to expand the business and improve her income. Her sixteen-year-old son, Juan Carlos, is in second semester of high school which is why María is intent on moving him forward.
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Maria de la Luz, es originaria de la ciudad de Monterrey, N.L. Méx., ella proviene de una familia numerosa y de escasos recursos, por lo que desde muy chica se dio a la tarea de buscar la forma de contribuir a los gastos del hogar, una vez que salió de la escuela Primaria buscó trabajo como ayudante en un taller de costura; ganaba en ese entonces una cantidad de dinero mínima, dinero íntegro que se lo entregaba a su mamá por semana. Poco a poco fue aprendiendo el arte de diseñar prendas de vestir por lo que años mas tarde tuvo la confianza de independizarse y compro con mucho sacrificio y en abonos, su primera maquina para coser. Ella es madre soltera por lo que la responsabilidad la obligó a buscar su crecimiento y consiguó comprar 3 maquinas industriales de costura y montó un modesto taller en una habitación y contrató a 2 colaboradoras. La Sra. Maria piensa que puede tener más capacidad de producción, por lo que solicitó un crédito para ampliar su negocio y mejorar sus ingresos. Su Hijo Juan Carlos de 16 años cusrsa el segundo semestre de la Escurla Preparatoria por lo que a Maria le interesa sacar a su hijo adelante.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Maria De La Luz to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 7, 2012
Listed
Sep 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 3, 2014