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Isamary is from Piedras Negras, where she has lived her whole life. She is a head of household and the mother of three daughters. Although she only went to primary school with hard work and dedication she has gotten ahead. When she was very young, she learned how to make nieves de garrafa [sherbets] and today it is a business that allows her to generate income to make her house payments and employ two people. She makes the nieve de garrafa and her worker take it to be sold. She owns two taxis, which she rents out and are worked 24 hours a day.

She is asking for support through Kiva to buy more containers to keep making her delicious nieves de garrafa. The ones she has have deteriorated. In the future she wants to expand her business with an established locale, always trying to offer the best nieves de garrafa and the most delicious ones in Piedras Negras.
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La Sra. Isamary es originaria de Piedras Negras, lugar donde ha vivido toda su vida, es la cabeza de su familia siendo madre de 3 hijas, aunque su nivel de estudio solamente fue hasta primaria con esfuerzo y dedicación ha salido adelante, ya que desde su corta edad, aprendió hacer nives de garrafa, y hoy es un negocio que le permite generar ingreso para los pagos de su casa, además le da empleo a dos personas, pues ella hace la nieve de garrafa y luego se las lleva a sus trabajadoras para que las vendan, es propietaria de dos taxis, los cuales trabajan las 24 horas del día ya que los renta.
Pide apoyo através de KIVA para comprar más contenedores para seguir haciendo sus ricas nieves de garrafa, ya que con los que cuenta se encuentran algo deteriorados y en un futuro ampliar su negocio en un lugar establecido, siempre tratando de ofrecer las mejores nieves de garrafa y las mas ricas de Piedras Negras.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,633,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Isamary to buy furniture and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014