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Minerva G. is a woman who, despite the problems she has faced, has figured out how to take advantage of a situation, learn from past mistakes, and focus on work and getting ahead. Minerva’s husband has a job that is not very secure. At times he may have a great deal of work, and at other times no work at all. Their family’s living expenses continue, however, and don’t stop simply because work and money are scarce. Therefore, she endeavored to begin selling plastic goods for the home. Offering a few items, she began looking for customers among friends and neighbors. She has slowly built a customer base that, thanks to her dedicated work ethic, also recommends her to others.

Regardless, her customers are requesting products that she does not currently have in stock and that she cannot afford to buy. For this reason, she is asking for a loan of $550USD which she is prepared to repay over a period of four months. With these funds, she would be able to purchase the merchandise that is in demand during this season. With your support, Minerva would be able to grow her business and help her children to get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Mary Lynn, Kiva Volunteer.

Minerva G., es una mujer que a pesar de los problemas a los que se a enfrentado últimamente a sabido aprovechar y aprender de los errores para ponerse a trabajar y salir adelante. El esposo de Minerva tiene un trabajo que no es muy seguro puesto que hay ocasiones en que puede tener mucho trabajo y en otras que no. Es por eso y porque los gastos del hogar y de sus hijos no esperan a que consiga trabajo nuevamente el esposo de Minerva. Por lo tanto comenzó a vender productos de plásticos para el hogar. Y así ofreciendo pocos comenzó a buscar clientes entre sus amigos y vecinos, y después fue haciéndose de más y más clientes que la fueron recomendando gracias a su trabajo dedicado.

Sin embargo sus clientes le están solicitando unos pedidos de productos que ella no cuenta en este momento y tampoco cuenta con dinero para poder comprarlos. Es por esto que está solicitando un crédito de US $550 que está dispuesta a pagarlos en un plazo de 4 meses y con este dinero Minerva podrá comprar la mercancía que le están solicitando para esta temporada. Con tu ayuda Minerva podrá crecer su negocio y así sacar adelante a sus hijos.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,539,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Minerva purchase seasonal merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2007
Nov 28, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 1, 2008