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Ana Maria
Ana Maria is 48 years old and is married to Manuel, with whom she has grown a family of four children who still depend on the couple. Mary has sold tacos for 16 years. She says that she started because a family member of her husband's has a restaurant-bar, but after time left the business, so Mary's husband took over the business of selling the tacos. Mary, such a sweetie, says thanks to the loan, she was able to buy eight pigs to raise and fatten, but she also bought bags of food for her pigs. Mary is very grateful for the loan because she already has her piglets.

The difficulty that Mary is facing is that she does not have the money to purchase large quantities of food for her little pigs because she says, "If the food were cheaper, I would have the same pigs that I had before." Mary came to have 60 piglets just for fattening, but the price of the food has gone up by a lot, and she believes she won't be able to care for all of them. The piglets that she bought will grow and get fat in just four months, and after this time, she thinks she will sell them in her fast food stalls as meat tacos. Mary has three taco stands in the town. Mary said that "Only in this situation, I dream of having my own business in my home where we won't live with such worry," because the places where she has her stands are not her own, and she lives worried because some day they will be taken from her.
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Ana María tiene 48 años de edad es una señora casada con el señor Manuel con quien ha formado una familia con cuatro hijos que aun dependen de dicha pareja. La señora Mary se dedica a la venta de tacos desde hace 16 años, ella cuenta que inicio porque un familiar de su esposo tenía un restaurante-bar pero tiempo después dejo su negocio fue así como el esposo de Doña Mary retomo el negocio la venta de los tacos. Doña Mary como de cariño le dicen platica que gracias al crédito pudo comprar ocho marranitos para la cría y engorda pero también compro bultos de alimento para sus cerdo la señora mari esta muy agradecida con el préstamo porque ya tiene sus cerditos. La dificultad que atraviesa Doña Mari es la falta de dinero para comprar en cantidades grandes el alimento para sus cerditos porque comenta “Si el alimento estuviera mas barato yo tendría los mismos cerditos que con anterioridad tenia” La señora Mari llego a tener 60 cerditos solo para engorda pero el precio el alimento se ha elevado mucho y cree no poder mantenerlos a todos. Los cerditos que compro los crecerá y engordara solo en cuatro meses después de este tiempo piensa venderlos en sus puestos de comida corrida como tacos de carnitas, La señora Mari tiene tres puestos de tacos en el municipio. Doña Mary comento "Solo que con esta situación sueño con tener mi propio negocio en mi casa donde ya no vivamos angustiados" ya que los lugares donde tiene sus puestos ambulantes no son propios vive angustiada porque algún día se los quitaran.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 24
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  • $18,365,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,350 helped Ana Maria purchase new little pigs and bags of food for her piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2013
Listed
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014