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Emilia began selling fruits and vegetables 30 years ago. She began as a street vendor, but when she became a widow and had four children to provide for, she got a place in the market to be able to increase her sales and her income. She has had to work very hard in order to get ahead because she wants to offer her children a better quality of life. Now she needs a loan of $475, which she will use to buy inventory to stock her business.

The challenges that life has given Emilia have not been easy, but she knows that with strength of family and your help, they can be overcome. You can be an important part of Emilia’s and her family’s achievements. Today is the time to help, you can do it.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.

Desde hace 30 años Emilia se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras, inició con la venta ambulante de estos producto, pero al quedar viuda con cuatro hijos que sostener, consiguió un local en el mercado para poder incrementar sus ventas y su ingreso, ha tenido que trabajar muy duro para poder sacar adelante a sus hijos porque quiere ofrecerles una mejor calidad vida. Ahora ella necesita de un préstamo de $ 475 dólares que utilizará en la compra de mercancía para surtir su negocio.

No han sido fáciles los retos que la vida le ha dado a Emilia, pero ella sabe que con la unión familiar y tu ayuda pueden ser superados, tú puedes ser parte importante de los logros de Emilia y su familia, hoy es momento de ayudar, tú puedes hacerlo.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 71
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  • $20,906,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Emilia to buy fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2007
Apr 3, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2007