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María Del Carmen
Carmen started the business due to the necessity of having an income in addition to that of her husband that would allow them to give a better quality of life to their children. She started in 2002 when a friend made her some decorations for one of her children’s birthday party and asked her if she was interested in making them. Her friend explained how and she began to make Christmas bags and ornaments. Later she began to make wooden figurines and small boxes with the help of her father who is a carpenter. Since then she has done very well because shools order from her, especially during holiday times like Christmas, Mother’s Day, Children’s Day, etc.



In 2006 she received her first loan from Kiva and since then she has maintained her business and her clientele has grown. She needs a loan for US$825 that she will repay in six month to buy materials that will allow her to fill her client’s orders and continue to give them good service.

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Carmen inició el negocio por la necesidad de tener un ingreso adicional al de su esposo que les permitiera darles un mejor nivel de vida a sus hijos. Comenzó en el año 2002, cuando una amiga le hizo unos adornos para la fiesta de cumpleaños de uno de sus hijos y le dijo que porque no se animaba a hacerlos; ella le explicó y comenzó a hacer bolsitas y adornos de navidad. Posteriormente comenzó a elaborar figuras y cajitas de madera para los arreglos con la ayuda de su papá que es carpintero. Desde entonces le ha ido muy bien ya que le hacen pedidos de las escuelas sobre todo en épocas especiales como Navidad, día de las madres, día del niño, etc. En el 2006 recibió su primer crédito a través de KIVA y desde entonces ha mantenido su negocio y sus clientes han aumentado.


Ella necesita un préstamo por US $825 que pagara en 6 meses para comprar materiales que le permitan cumplir con los pedidos que tiene de sus clientes y seguir dándoles un buen servicio.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,007,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped María Del Carmen purchase materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 26, 2008
Listed
Oct 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 5, 2010