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Las Gardenias Del Centro Group
In this Group: María Elena, Rosa, Rosario , Gloria, Mary Cruz
The group, “Las Gardenias del centro,” or, Gardenia from the Center was named for the affection that the members have for this flower. It is made up of four women and one man. They are represented by Maria, who has two children (who are in the photo). She works selling soft drinks of various flavors, ice, popsicles, and tortillas that she sells from her home. Rosa has two children and works selling from catalogs. With this loan she will order from Villahermosa [a mail-order company]: sheets, blankets, towels, etc. Rosario has two children, her business is raising chickens and she has a chicken coop behind her home. Gloria's children no longer live with her. They have a small store in their house. They will buy eggs, sugar, soft drinks, salt, chips, cookies, milk, soap, and bleach. Mary Cruz has two children and also has a store.

Charo, as he is known, is the only man in the group. He needs this loan to buy chickens, feed, an vitamins. He sells the chickens both seasoned and still in their feathers. In addition to this business, he also works as a mason. This is work he does during the week in order to have income that helps him to pay for his children's schooling. He did not have the opportunity to go to school and as a result does not want history to repeat itself with his children.

They are a very united, happy, and friendly group with many different businesses. The group is like a family and they have known each other for many years.

They would like to thank the Foundation and Kiva in advance for their support and for believing in them and offering this loan.
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El grupo “Las Gardenias del centro” nombre elegido por el gusto que tienen por esta flor. Es integrado por cuatro mujeres y un hombre. Los representa doña María Elena G. A., tiene 2 hijos (que están en la foto), ella se dedica a la venta de refrescos de varios sabores, hielo, paletas y venta de tortilla que vende en su domicilio, doña Rosa tiene 2 hijos, se dedica a la venta por catalogo, con el crédito hará sus pedidos en Villahermosa, comprará sábanas, cobertores, toallas, etc. , doña Rosario tiene 2 hijos, su negocio es la cría de pollos y tiene una galera en la parte de atrás de su domicilio. Los hijos de doña Gloria ya no viven con ella, tienen una tiendita en su casa, comprara huevos, azúcar, refrescos, sal, sabritas, galletas, leche, jabón, cloro y doña Mary Cruz tienen 2 hijos también tiene una tiendita.


Don Charo, como lo conocen, es el único hombre en el grupo, el crédito lo necesitará para comprar pollos, alimento, vitaminas, para vender aliñados o en pluma. Además de la actividad, trabaja como albañil, trabajo que realiza en la semana para tener ingresos que le ayuden a pagar el estudio de sus 2 hijos, ya que él no tuvo la oportunidad de ir a la escuela, es por eso que no quiere que la historia se repita en sus hijos.

Son un grupo muy unido, alegre, amable y sus actividades son diferentes, es un grupo familiar y se conocen desde hace varios años.

Agradecen de antemano el gran apoyo que le ofrece la Fundación y KIVA por creer en ellos para otorgarles un financiamiento.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,367,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Gardenias Del Centro Group's $1,800 loan helped a member purchase of the following products: soft drinks, ice, popsicles, tortillas, sheets, blankets, towels, chickens, eggs, sugar, salt, chips, cookies, milk, soap, and bleach.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2010
Listed
Jun 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 20, 2010