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Pedro
Pedro is 42 years old. He is the second of five brothers and was born in the town of Dr. Arroyo in the south of the state of Nuevo León, México. When he was 11 years old, his parents, who were farmers, emigrated to the city of Monterrey in search of better life opportunities that would allow them to provide for their large family.

With his parents' effort, Pedro finished high school; he wasn't able to continue his education because he needed to work and help his parents with household costs. When he was 15 years old, he started as a welder's helper in a welding shop. He remained in that job for five years, a period during which he learned the welding profession. It was then that he decided to set up a small welding shop to do jobs on request for his neighbors and the people in the area. A while later, he had to hire a helper to keep up with the demand of the requested work.

Pedro currently relies on the work of three helpers whom he uses to complete various projects required by builders, but he lacks the necessary materials to finish those projects. So he is requesting a loan with the hope that it will be granted so that he can acquire those materials and make good use of them.

Pedro lives with his wife, his two children, and his mom, who was widowed several years ago. His greatest commitment is to continue helping his family and his employees.
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Pedro cuenta con 42 años de edad, es el segundo de 5 hermanos, nació en el municipio de Dr. Arroyo, en el sur del estado de Nuevo León, México. Cuando él tenía 11 años, sus papás que eran agricultores, emigraron a esta ciudad de Monterrey, buscado mejores oportunidades de vida que le permitieran sacar adelante a su numerosa familia.
Con el esfuerzo de sus padres, Pedro terminó la secundaria y ya no pudo continuar con sus estudios por la necesidad de trabajar y ayudar a sus papás con el gasto familiar. A sus 15 años inició como ayudante de soldador en un taller de soldadura, permaneciendo en ese trabajo por 5 años, período en el que aprendió la profesión de soldador. Fue entonces cuando decidió instalar un pequeño taller de soldadura para realizar trabajos solicitados por sus vecinos y alrededores. Tiempo después, tuvo que contratar a un ayudante para hacerle frente a la demanda de los trabajos solicitados.

Actualmente cuenta con la mano de obra de tres (3) ayudantes que utiliza para cumplir con varios proyectos requeridos de algunas constructoras, pero le hacen falta los materiales necesarios para concluir dichos proyectos, por lo que solicitó un crédito con la esperanza de que le sea otorgado y pueda adquirir esos materiales, y obtener buenas utilidades.

Pedro vive con su esposa, sus dos hijos y su mamá, que quedó viuda hace varios años y su mayor compromiso es seguir ayudando a su familia y a sus trabajadores.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Pedro to acquire materials for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2013
Listed
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015