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Yolanda
Yolanda, 48, is a very hardworking and always very responsible woman. Yolanda says that she has always lived in the community. She studied in secondary school. She married Juan, who works as a mechanic. They have been married for 22 years and together they formed a family with three children, two of whom are students.

Yolanda has had a grocery store for two-and-a-half years. She started it because she and her husband talked about setting up the store and decided to do it. She says it had always been one of her dreams to have her own store that she could run on her own.

She asked the institution for this loan to be able to stock her store. Thanks to the loan she was able to buy detergent, soft drinks, milk, eggs, bread, snacks, etc.

Yolanda commented: "I remember when I started the store we only had one shelf where we would put the perishables so they wouldn't spoil easily. In time I managed to buy another counter that was bigger, and little by little I've been buying more things. Thanks to the loan from the institution, for example, not long ago I got a bigger soft-drink case because the previous one is too small and I wasn't able to have as many soft drinks."

Yolanda comments that her biggest challenge is the competition around her, but she always tries to give the best service and have everything her customers request. She says that one day a girl arrived to buy a pill that she didn't have, so she asked the girl to wait a moment and Yolanda got the pill from another store; it was more expensive, but she did it so she wouldn't look bad to her customer.

Now her goal is to expand her store. She thinks she already has all the groceries, and now she wants to add fruits and vegetables to increase her profits so she can help her children with their education.
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Doña Yolanda es una mujer muy trabajadora siempre muy responsable Doña Yolanda platica que siempre ha vivido en la comunidad ella tiene 48 años de edad estudio la secundario se caso con el señor Juan quien trabaja como mecánico ellos están casados desde hace 22 años juntos han formado una familia con tres hijos de los cuales dos de ellos se encuentran estudiando.
Doña Yolanda tiene una tienda de abarrotes desde hace 2 años y medio la inicio porque entre pláticas con su esposo decidieron poner la tienda dice que siempre había sido unos de sus sueños tener un negocio propio donde ella pudiera administrar sola su tiempo. Esta vez solicito a la institución un crédito para poder abastecer su tienda gracias al préstamo pudo mejorar su tienda comprando detergentes, refrescos, leche, huevo, pan, sabritas etc. La señora Yolanda comento "Recuerdo cuando inicie la tienda solo teníamos un anaquel donde poníamos productos perecederos que no se echaran a perder fácilmente y con el tiempo pude comprar otro mostrador más grande y poco a poco he ido comprado mas cosas, gracias al crédito que la institución me otorga por ejemplo hace poco pude obtener un exhibidor mas grande refrescos ya que el anterior es demasiado chico y no podía tener tantos refrescos" Doña Yolanda comenta que el reto mas grande es la competencia que tiene a sus alrededores pero siempre trata de dar el mejor servicio tener todo lo que sus clientas le llegan a pedir, platica que un dia una niña le llego a comprar un pastilla pero no la tenia en su tienda le pidió que a la niña que le permitiera un momento entonces lo que hizo Doña Yolanda consiguió la pastilla en otra tienda aunque a un precio mas caro pero todo lo hizo por no quedar mal con su clienta la niña.
Ahora su meta es hacer mas grande su tienda considera que tiene ya todo lo de abarrotes solo que ahora ya quiere meter frutas y verduras para que sus ganancias puedan aumentar y asi poder ayudar a sus hijos con su educación.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Yolanda to buy detergent, toilet paper, oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 5, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014