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Cristina is 34 years old and has four children: Ana María, 12; Julieta, 10; Sergio, 8; and young Sebastian who is 5 years old. Cristina has a business set up at home where she manufactures shoes, sandals, and boots. Once she has manufactured the footwear, it is delivered to the stores and they finish the details. There is little competition in this field as the work requires qualified and specialized labor. With the present loan Cristina will buy three machines that will allow her to become more independent and to increase her income. She will buy two straight stitch sewing machines and a serger (overlock machine). This is Cristina’s third credit with this institution and she has proven to be a responsible person, punctual with her payments.

Translated from Spanish by Lene Struck, Kiva volunteer.

Cristina tiene 34 años de edad y tiene una familia que consta de sus cuatro hijos Ana María de 12 años, Julieta de 10 años, Sergio de 8 años y el pequeño Sebastian de 5 años de edad. Cristina tiene instalado en su domicilio su negocio que es donde se preparan calzados, sandalias y botas. Una vez se producen los mismos entonces se entrega a las zapaterías para que las mismas finalicen el trabajo. Existe una competencia media en este rubro, esto debido a que el tipo de trabajo requiere de mano de obra calificada y especializada. Con el presente crédito comprará tres máquinas las cuales le permitirán ser más independiente y a la vez a percibir mayores ingresos. Comprará dos máquinas de costura recta y una máquina sesgadora. Este es el tercer crédito de Cristina con la institución y demostró ser una persona responsable y puntual con sus pagos.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Cristina purchase sewing machines to increase manufacture of footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2008
May 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 12, 2010