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Gabriela
Gabriela is a very serious and responsible girl, very dedicated to her business. She is 27 years old, single, and still lives with her parents. She says that since she was very young, her father brought her to sell furniture in other places outside the community. This was her first exposure to the merchant life.

For the past eight years, Gaby, as she is called with love, has worked purchasing clay flowerpots to later decorate and sell. Gaby would like to make the flowerpots herself, but at the moment she doesn't have the necessary resources. This time she asks for a loan to purchase merchandise and paints for decorating. She explains that in only four simple steps, her flowerpots are perfect. First she applies a white base, then the decoration with paint in a variety of colors and a lot of imagination, later she applies the sealant, and finally oil which makes the decoration last much longer.

Gaby's challenge is that when she travels to distant locations to sell her flowerpots it is impossible to carry enough merchandise without having to make additional trips. However, Gaby is very happy and grateful to Kiva and VisionFund México for the opportunity to get a loan because it will help her contribute to her business's growth and she will be able to improve her quality of life.
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Gabriela es una chica muy seria, responsable y muy entregada a su negocio; tiene 27 años de edad, es soltera y aún vive con sus padres. Platica que desde muy pequeña su papá la llevaba a vender muebles a otro lugar fuera de su comunidad, este fue su primer acercamiento a la vida de comerciante.
Desde hace ocho años Gaby, como le dicen de cariño, se dedica a la compra de macetas de barro para después decorarlas y venderlas. A Gaby le gustaría fabricar ella misma las macetas, pero por el momento no cuenta con los recursos necesarios. Esta vez está solicitando un crédito para comprar mercancía y pinturas para decorar. Explica que en solo cuatro sencillos pasos, sus macetas quedan perfectas: primero aplica una base blanca, después el decorado con pintura de distintos colores y con mucha imaginación, después se aplica el sellador y finalmente, chapopote para que el decorado dure mucho más.
El reto de Gaby es cuando viaja a lugares retirados para vender sus macetas y la imposibilidad de llevar suficiente mercancía para no tener que hacer más viajes. Sin embargo, Gaby se muestra muy contenta y agradecida con KIVA y VisionFund México por la oportunidad de obtener un préstamo porque este ayudará a contribuir a que su negocio crezca y pueda mejorar su calidad de vida.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,375 helped Gabriela to purchase clay flowerpots and paint.
84% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 7, 2014
Listed
Aug 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible