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Israel began his business because he was an orange picker, a very exhausting job. The picking seasons were extremely hard months, and there were months when he didn't have work. This motivated him to change his job, because his income was not stable. This meant he couldn't provide the basic necessities for his family, and he didn't make a dignified living. He began his business about 20 years ago with much sacrifice, and he began by picking oranges during the day and working in a carpentry shop part of the night. He did this in order to be able to learn the job well. He had to wait about 8 years, and it was then that he became independent. Little by little he achieved success, moving his business forward.

He needs a loan of US $700 that he will repay in 6 months to purchase materials for work, mostly plywood, and to not be waiting to order materials until a client gives him an order, which costs him a lot of time. With your help Israel will be able to grow his business.

Translated from Spanish by Jessica Kaminsky, Kiva Volunteer.

Israel inició el negocio porque era trabajador de la pisca de naranja un trabajo muy agotador ya que las temporadas de recoleccion son meses muy pesadas y habia meses que no se tenia trabajo eso lo motivo a cambiar de oficio ya que debido a esto sus ingresos eran inestables y no podia cubrir las necesidades basicas de su familia ademas de tener una vivienda digna.
Comenzó su negocio hace aproximadamente 20 años con mucho sacrificio y empeño ya que aparte de piscador de la naranja tambien durante el dia y parte de la noche trabajaba en un taller de carpinteria para poder aprender bien el oficio tuvieron que pasar 8 años aproximadamente y fue entonces cuando se independizoy poco a poco ha logrado sacar adelante su negocio.

El necsita un prestamo por US $700 que pagara en 6 meses para surtir material de trabajo, principalmente de triplay y no estar esperanzado a que el cliente le de anticipos ya que eso le hace perder mucho tiempo. Con tu ayuda Israel hara crecer su negocio.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,240,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Israel to buy materials for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 24, 2009