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Antonio was born in the city of Piedras Negras. He is a kind person. All of his neighbors know him and speak well of him. He worked for many years at a beverage company, but because of the low salary he earned, he decided to resign and start his own business. He works selling corn on the cob with only a bicycle. He has done this work for more than 20 years and it offered his family a better quality of life. Now his children are grown and have their own families and for personal reasons he separated from his wife, leaving her everything he achieved over the years.

Antonio started over by rebuilding his personal life and buying a house. The house was in total disrepair and with effort and dedication he has remodeled it. In the future, he wants to expand it so that he can install a shop to sell corn on the cob.

With the loan requested, Antonio will expand his home and achieve what he has in mind so that he can generate more jobs.
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El Sr. Antonio nació en la ciudad de Piedras Negras es una persona amable, todos los vecinos lo conocen y hablan muy bien de él, trabajó por muchos años en una compañía de refrescos, lamentablemente a causa del bajo salario que le otorgaban decidió renunciar e inciar su propio negocio.
Desde ahí se dedica a la venta de elotes con solo una bicicleta, ya son mas de veinte años con este negocio, le ofreció a su familia un mejor nivel de vida, ya sus hijos crecieron y hasta son padres de familia, pero por motivos personales se separó de su esposa dejandole todo lo que realizó por años.
El Sr. Antonio empezó de nuevo a reconstruir su vida personal, comprando una casa que se encontraba en total destrucción, que con esfuerzo y dedicación la ha remodelado, pero él quiere ampliarla para en un futuro instalar un puesto de elotes.
Con el crédito otorgado, el Sr. Antonio ampliaría su domicilio y realizar lo que tiene en mente para que a su vez genere más empleos.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Antonio to expand his house to install a corn on the cob stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2014