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Elias
Elías is a hard-working man and this is the first time he will be a client at the institution. He is forty-two years old and studied until his third year in high school. He is married to Nicolasa and together they have formed a family with four children, all of which are still their dependents.

He has made a living selling plastic products for the past seven years. He says that he began working from a very early age because he helped with his uncles' business; he worked for them.

Elías says, "I began in the sale of pillows and cushions, wandering and yelling in the streets, but it was very difficult because I had to carry multiple pillows on my shoulders. It was complicated to work like that so I returned to the sale of plastic products. Little by little I was winning spots to sell at open-air markets, but now I have an established place."

Elías says that he does not have any problems. He makes a little bit of money to be able to buy more merchandise. He would like to grow his business to better the quality of life for his family, and so that all of his children complete their career studies.

A loan from the institution and Kiva will be a great help in order to accomplish his goals.

Elías also makes a living selling door-to-door; he began this activity because he was invited by his cousin to also work as a gas distributor close to where he lives.
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Don Elías es un hombre muy trabajador es la primera vez que estará como cliente de la institución, tiene 42 años de edad estudio hasta el tercer grado de secundaria esta casado con la señora Nicolasa y juntos han formado una familia con cuatro niños que aun son sus dependientes se dedica a la venta de platicos desde hace 7 años platica que inicio su actividad desde muy temprana edad porque ayudaba en el negocio de sus tíos quien trabajaba para ellos Don Elías comenta “Fue como inicie la venta de almohadas ranchando y gritando en las calles pero era muy difícil porque yo tenía que cargar varas almohadas en los hombros era complicado trabajar así entonces fue como regrese a la venta de platicos poco a poco fue ganando lugares tianguis pero ahora ya tengo un lugar establecido” Don Elías platica que no tiene ninguna dificultad solo que hace un poquito de dinero para poder comprar mas mercancía porque le gustaría crecer mas en su negocio para mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y para que todos sus hijos terminen una carrera. Por lo que un crédito de la institución y kiva será de gran ayuda para cumplir sus metas. Don Elías también se dedica a la venta de a domicilio inicio su actividad porque cercas de donde vive se abrió una gasera y fue invitado por su primo para trabajar como repartidor de gas.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,999,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,550 helped Elias to buy plastic products used for household cleaning.
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 3, 2012
Listed
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Dec 7, 2012