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San Juana
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San Juana S., recently widowed, comments that her late husband passed away from a heart failure without any previous signs of illness. After the terrible loss, she worked to support herself and make payments. San Juana makes tamales (Mexican dish that is like a burrito or wrap with various types of fillings) and sells them amongst acquaintances and neighbors, but her profits from tamales are enough to only sustain herself, not to grow her business. She is seeking a loan of $150, which she will pay back in installments over 4 months. She will use the loan to buy raw ingredients so she can make more tamales to sell. San Juana is grateful for your help in her struggle to progress and endure the pain that she is undergoing.

Translated from Spanish by Geraldine Kim, Kiva Volunteer.

San Juana S., enviudó recientemente, comenta que su esposo falleció de un paro cardiaco sin antecedentes de malestar, después de la terrible pérdida, se apoyó en el trabajo para salir adelante, y para pagar sus gastos, San Juana elabora tamales para vender entre sus familiares y vecinos, pero las ganancias de los tamales sólo le alcanzan para mantenerse y no le da oportunidad para crecer su negocio.
Ella está pidiendo ayuda con un crédito de US $150 en un plazo de cuatro meses para poder comprar más mercancía y así hacer más tamales para vender. San Juana te agradece que le ayudes en su lucha por salir adelante y sobrellevar esta terrible pérdida que está sufriendo.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,555,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped San Juana to buy raw ingredients to make tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2007
Oct 26, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2008