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Maria Elena
Maria is 43 years old, married and a mother of 4 children. She is a humble merchant who works producing and selling tortillas and beans. She learned to read and write, but her humble origins didn't permit her to continue studying, even so, she has gotten ahead through her work. She began her business when she was 33 years old because she was a single mother with three children and she needed to provide food for them. Afterwards, she met her husband and the father of her last child who supports her with her sales of cooked beans. When she is not making sales she works taking care of the elderly.

She is requesting a loan to buy corn, firewood, lime and plastic bags for packing tortillas. This financing will allow her to acquire the primary materials she needs to produce her tortillas more easily, and at a lower price. One of her plans for the near future is to replace the roof of her home so that it does not leak during the winter. In the future she wants to own a mini grocery store. She also needs profits to provide schooling to her children so that they can be professionals with improved opportunities.
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Maria, 43 años de edad, casada, madre de 4 hijos. Ella es una humilde comerciante quien se dedica a elaborar y vender tortillas y frijoles, ella aprendió a leer y escribir su procedencia humilde no le permitió seguir estudiando pero aun así ha salido adelante con su trabajo. Comenzo con su negocio a los 33 años de edad pues era madre soltera de tres hijos y necesitaba darle de comer después conoció a su esposo y padre de su último hijo quien la apoya en la venta de frijoles cosidos. Cuando no está vendiendo se dedica a cuidar ancianitos.
Ella está requiriendo el crédito para comprar maíz, leña, cal y bolsas plásticas para empacar tortillas. Este financiamiento le permitirá adquirir con mayor facilidad y mejor precio la materia prima que necesita para producir sus tortillas. Uno de sus planes próximos es cambiar el techo de su vivienda para que no se pase el agua durante este invierno y en lo futuro quiere poner una mini pulpería. Pues necesita ingresos para darle estudios a sus hijos y sean unos profesionales con mejores oportunidades.

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  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 131
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  • $24,054,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Maria Elena to buy corn, firewood, lime and plastic bags to pack tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 22, 2013
Listed
Jun 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 18, 2014