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Gabriela is 52 years old, widowed, and has five children who are independent. She has been a merchant for 25 years. Gabriela started out selling clothes, but later on she decided to make them. For the past 10 years, she has been producing pet clothes. In order to supplement her income, she also sells household appliances.

Gabriela is requesting a loan in order to buy more fabric, zippers, and thread for making pet clothes, which she will then sell wholesale or at retail price. She also makes costumes for school festivals.

Thanks to the work she has accomplished, Gabriela says that she has been able to grow her business and achieve financial stability.
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Gabriela tiene 52 años, es viuda y tiene 5 hijos que ya son independientes. Ella se dedica al comercio desde hace 25 años, inicio vendiendo ropa y después decidió fabricarla. Los últimos 10 años, se ha dedicado a fabricar ropa para mascotas, para complementar sus ingresos también vende electrodomésticos.
Gabriela esta solicitando el prestamo para comprar más tela, cierres, hilos para la fabricación de ropa para mascotas que despúes vende por mayoreo y menudeo. También fabrica disfraces para los festivales de las escuelas.
Ella dice que gracias a su trabajo ha logrado crecer su negocio y tener estabilidad económica.

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Kubo.financiero is a regulated microfinance institution that provides accessible and affordable loans to borrowers in Mexico. Its online banking platform and other innovations enable Kubo to charge interest rates that are much lower than the average for MFIs in Mexico. By doing business in a new way -- leveraging technology and customized risk profiles -- the organization is able to support microfinance clients throughout the country. With funds from Kiva lenders, Kubo is able to expand its lending network even further, reach riskier clients who have less credit history, decrease interest rates for borrowers, and scale its service area.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,574,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Gabriela to buy fabric, zippers, and thread for making pet clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2014