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Petra began her business of selling natural products due to the fact that her and her partner’s earnings did not cover their living expenses. With the help of a friend, she started selling her products from her house to supplement her family’s income. She later was able to independently run her business from a separate, rented, location. Little by little, and with much effort, her business has grown and tries to offer only the best of products to maintain a satisfied customer base.

Despite this, with the changing season, it becomes more difficult for her to supply her business with products purchased mostly during winter -- such as cold formulas. Petra asks for a loan of $625USD which she plans to repay over a six month period. She would like to use these funds to increase the inventory of products she offers for sale, thus continuing the growth of her enterprise and helping her to pay for her children’s education.

Translated from Spanish by Mary Lynn, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Petra inicio el negocio de venta de productos naturales, puesto que con lo que ganaba ella y su pareja no les alcanzaba para los gastos del hogar y de sus hijos. Y debido a esta necesidad inició el negocio de venta por catalogo de productos naturales en su casa, ayudándole a su amiga, posteriormente se independizo e inicio su propio negocio rentando un local para ofrecer sus productos. Poco a poco y con mucho esfuerzo ha ido creciendo el negocio tratando de ofrecer siempre mejores productos para que sus clientes queden satisfechos.

Sin embargo con el cambio de temporada, le es difícil a Petra surtir su negocio de productos que compran más en invierno, como las fórmulas antigripales. Por lo tanto Petra está solicitando un crédito de US $625 para pagarlos en un plazo de 6 meses y con ese dinero Petra podrá surtir su negocio, para que éste siga creciendo, y continuar con los estudios de sus hijos.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,246,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Petra purchase merchandise for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2007
Nov 6, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 7, 2008