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Martha started a small general store 3 years ago. Her husband was laid off and they set up the business with some of the money he received from his employer. She felt that it was necessary to do something for the family expenses when she knew that her husband would be out of work for a while. Thanks to her hard work, thing have gone very well but she'd like to have a larger business and she needs loans for that.

Martha is asking for a US$475 loan, to be repaid in 6 months, to buy merchandise and have more stock on hand so that she can attract more customers. With your help, Martha can meet her goal.

Translated from Spanish by Jere Wiseman, Kiva Volunteer

Martha M. tiene una mercería, inicio hace 3 años porque a su esposo lo liquidaron y pusieron el negocio con algo de ese dinero, ya que la sentía la necesidad de hacer algo por el gasto familiar al saber que su esposo estaría sin trabajo una temporada. Gracias a su esfuerzo le ha ido bien pero a ella le gustaría tener mas grande su negocio por eso necesita un crédito.

Ella solicita US $475 que esta dispuesta a pagara en 6 meses para comprar mercancía y tener mejor surtida la mercancía, y así atraer mas clientes. Con tu ayuda Martha lograra su meta.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,906,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Martha buy merchandise for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2008
Apr 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 11, 2008