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Maria Reyna
Reyna began her business because of the lack of a secure job and because it was a way to earn income to sustain her children and support them in their studies. She is an only mother and this is why she wants for them to have better opportunities in life.

She started her business in February of 2003 because her family always asked her to make the food for family gatherings. Her nieces always told her that the tamales she made were very good and it was they who encouraged her to work in this business. They promised her that they would recommend her to their friends. That was how she began the business. Little by little, her orders increased and since then things have gone very well for her.

She needs a loan of MXN $5,000 to buy ingredients such as corn meal dough, leaves, meat, vegetables, oil, and disposable plates and utensils, etc. These will allow her to make the tamales and supply the requests from her customers that are enjoying the Holy Week holiday, when people like to order vegetable and seafood tamales.
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Reyna inició el negocio por la falta de un trabajo seguro y porqué era una manera de obtener ingresos para poder mantener a sus hijos y apoyarlos en sus estudios, ya que es madre soltera y por eso desea que tengan mejores oportunidades en la vida.
Comenzó el negocio En Febrero de 2003 ya que a ella siempre le encomendaban hacer la comida en las reuniones familiares que tenían, sus sobrinas le decían que quedaban muy ricos los tamales que elaboraba y fueron ellas las que le animaron a que se dedicara a esta actividad prometiéndole que ellas la recomendarían con sus amistades y fue así como comenzo el negocio poco a poco fueron aumentando sus pedidos y desde entonces le ha ido muy bien.

Ella necesita un prestamo por MXN $5,000 para comprar materia prima como masa, hojas, carne, verduras, aceite, desechables, etc. Que le permitan elaborar los tamales y surtir los pedidos de sus clientes aprovechando esta época de semana santa que se acerca y que a la gente le gusta hacer pedidos de tamales de verduras y mariscos.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria Reyna to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 5, 2010