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Ma Remedios
Remedios, or Reme as she is commonly known, lives in a place know as "El Oro" (The Gold) as it is a former gold mining area. It is also well known because there is a train carriage that is used as a restaurant. Reme tells us "This carriage was just a small part of the train that was left here, but now it functions as a restaurant and people know it well, the best product is the delicious coffees."

Reme is a hard working woman who is always very happy. She is 46 years old and has been married to León for 25 years; they have a family together and have three children, one of whom is still in secondary school.

Reme has made school uniforms for a living for 22 years. "I worked with a man who made uniforms and I learnt from him, then I taught my husband and he knows more than me now. We started working alone with a single machine making little dresses for girls", Reme tells us. Little by little the workshop grew thanks to loans of an alternate finance company for a long time, after a long time with this other company she encountered Vision Fund and KIVA and decided to change.

Now she is requesting a loan to buy fabric threads and stockings, she will also use the loan to maintain her sewing machines. She used the loan to pay for fabric and proved to be reliable, now she is very happy because she can make her deposit, pay on time and she will be able to deliver her orders on time. The uniforms she has made to date are because her customers came to order their uniforms and paid a deposit so she had the security of selling the uniform when it is made.

It seems that she will have no trouble succeeding with her business although she would like an embroidery machine so she will no longer have to pay others for this service. They will make a great effort to buy the embroidery machine to be able to improve the business.
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Doña Remedios o Doña Reme, como le llaman, vive en un lugar que lleva el nombre de El Oro pues anteriormente se sacaba Oro de las minas, también es un lugar muy conocido por un vagón el cual funciona ahora como un restaurante. Doña Reme platica “Ese vagón solo fue un cachito del tren se quedo ahí pero ahora funciona como restaurante la gente lo conoce muy bien, lo mejor del lugar son los ricos cafés” Doña Reme es una mujer muy trabajadora siempre muy alegre, tiene 46 años de edad está casada con el señor León desde hace 25 años, juntos han formado familia con tres niños uno de ellos aun se encuentra estudiando la secundaria. Doña Reme se dedica a la elaboración de uniformes escolares, desde hace ya 22 años. “Yo trabajaba con un señor que hacia uniformes por eso aprendí, después le enseñe a mi esposo y ahora sabe más que yo, nosotros iniciamos solo con una maquina sencilla, solo elaboramos vestiditos para niñas” Argumento la señora Reme, poco a poco el taller de costura de Doña Reme fue creciendo gracias a los prestamos de otra financiera dentro mucho tiempo solicitando en esa financiera, cuando se entero de Vision Fund y KIVA decidió cambiarse. Ahora está solicitando un crédito para comprar tela, hilos, resortes, calcetas, también utilizara su crédito para darle mantenimiento a sus maquinas de costura. El crédito lo utilizo para pagar la tela solo se la dieron fiada ahora ella está muy contenta porque pudo hacer su depósito pagar su tiempo, también está a muy buen tiempo para poder entregar sus pedidos a tiempo. Los uniformes realizados hasta la fecha son porque sus clientas vinieron ya pedir sus uniformes a Doña Reme le dejan un porcentaje para poder tener la seguridad de vender dicho uniforme. Al parecer no enfrenta ninguna dificultad para sacar adelante su negocio aunque si quisiera tener una bordadora para ya no tener que solicitar este servicio con otras personas, Harán un gran esfuerzo para comprar dicha bordadora para poder así mejorar su negocio.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,344,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,700 helped Ma Remedios to buy fabric, stockings, threads, buttons etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 23, 2013
Listed
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014