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Catalina is a woman that has tried her best to move forward in her life,
given that her husband left her alone with four children. Besides her
regular job she is studying so that she will be able to have a job that
will allow her to pay for the studies of her children. She took a course
to learn how to make crowns for tombs of the dead and she makes little
decorations in her free time. Three years ago she finished her class and
now she works making and selling the crowns and decorations outside of a
cemetery where many people pass by.

However, the high season for people visiting the cemetery is about to
begin, and that’s why she is asking for a loan of three hundred dollars
to be repaid in three months. With this loan she will be able to buy the
materials necessary to be able to make her products. Also, she would like
to be able to buy stuffed animals and other gifts to be able to have more
variety in her business. With your help Catalina will be able to sell her

Translated from Spanish by Mariela of San Roque High School, Kiva volunteer

Catalina es una mujer que a luchado por salir adelante, puesto que su esposo, la abandonó con cuatro hijo, y aparte de su trabajo trató de conseguir otra ocupación para poder darle estudio a sus hijos. Y fue así como entró a un cuero de manualidades para poder aprender a hacer coronas para muertos y decoraciones para venderlos en sus tiempos libres. Hace tres año terminó su curo y ahora se dedica a fabricarlos y venderlos a las afueras de un panteón por donde pasa mucha gente.

Sin embargo la temporada alta del tránsito de gente está por empezar y es por eso que está solicitando un crédito de US $300 para pagarlos en un plazo de 3 mese y con este dinero catalina podrá comprar material para realizar sus manualidades. Y además de comprar peluches y regalos para poder tener más surtido en su negocio. Con tu ayuda Catalina podrá vender sus productos.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,549,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Catalina buy merchandise to make her arrangements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2007
Nov 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 14, 2008