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Maria Candelaria
Maria is 36 years old and is married with 3 children, ages 15, 17 and 19. Cirilo, her husband has worked for the Ferromex Railroad Company for 18 years, but because the wages that he receives are not sufficient to cover the household costs and the education of their three children, it is necessary for her find a way to bring in extra income. For the past three years Maria has worked selling used clothing and orange juice, which she makes herself.

Love for her family and dedication to her husband drive Maria to work harder every day. She is asking for a $275 loan with she will use to purchase merchandise so that she can offer greater variety to her clients, and by doing so increase her sales. This will proviD. important help in the life of this family and in the growth of this business, and they thank you for your assistance.

Translated from Spanish by James Comstock, Kiva Volunteer.

Maria tiene 36 años D. edad, es casada y madre D. tres hijos, D. 15, 17 y 19 años. Cirilo, su esposo, trabaja desD. hace 18 años como ferrocarrillero en L. empresa Ferromex, pero el ingreso que recibe es muy poco para solventar los gastos D. su hogar y D. L. educación D. sus tres hijos, ante L. necesidad D. obtener un ingreso extra, Maria decidió iniciar, hace tres años, son L. venta D. ropa usada y jugos D. naranja, que elL. misma prepara.

El amor a su familia y el fiel compromiso con su esposo son los motivos más grandes D. Maria para esforzarse cada días más, ahora necesita D. un préstamo por $ 275 dólares que empleará en L. compra D. mercancía para ofrecer más variedad a sus clientes y D. esta manera incrementar sus ventas. Se parte importante es L. viada D. esta familia y en el crecimiento D. este negocio, ellos agradecen tu ayuda.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
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  • $22,550,925
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Candelaria purchase of Merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2007
May 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 9, 2007