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Las Cariñositas Group
In this Group: Micaela , Judith , Veronica, Pedro , Concepcion *, Rocio, Delfina , Aurora , Brenda Tania , Janeth Araceli, Cristina
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The "Las Cariñositas" (The Caring Ones) group is made up of 11 members who are from the Santa C. neighborhood of Valle de Chalco in the state of México. The members are: Micaela R. M. (who sells robes/housecoats), Judith L. Martínez (who makes cookies), Verónica R. F. (who sells lingerie and shoes by catalog), Pedro A. M. (who sells fruit and vegetables), Concepción A. C. (who has a mechanic's shop), Rocío A. V. (who does floral arrangements), Delfina A. García (who sells lingerie), Aurora López C. (who sells cosmetics and perfumes), Brenda Tania A. Martínez (who sells shoes by catalog), Janeth Araceli Hernández López (who sells clothing) and Cristina R. Méndez (who sells snacks.)

Pedro A. M. is the only man in the group; for this reason, they decided to call him "el cariñosito." He is 47 years old and has a family that includes 3 children (only one of whom is in school) and his wife Elvia. He has worked as a taxi driver for 23 years, but when he saw that the needs of his family were growing he decided to start up a new business. In this way he began selling fruit and vegetables. He sells every day in the different street markets in his community. Pedro goes out to stock his business with fruit and vegetables at 3 in the morning so that he can find the best prices and high quality products, since that is how you build a customer base. The best selling days are Sundays, and when there are things that don't sell, he gives them to the people who are in need so that they don't spoil. Pedro plans to get another fruit and vegetable stall so that he can give his son a good future.

With the loan that has been provided, he decided to invest in canvas covers, blankets, fruit and vegetables. With the earnings he obtains he wants to do maintenance on his truck, since this is the way that he transports his merchandise.

Las Cariñositas feel very fortunate that the lenders of Kiva are willing to lend their assistance so that they can succeed.
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Las Cariñositas es un grupo conformado por once integrantes los cuales se ubican en Sta. C. Valle de Chalco, Estado de México. Los integrantes son: Micaela R. M. (Venta de batas), Judith L. Martínez (Elaboración de galletas), Verónica R. F. (Lencería y zapatos por catalogo), Pedro A. M. (Venta de Frutas y Legumbres), Concepción A. C. (Taller Mecánico), Rocío A. V. (Arreglos Florales), Delfina A. García (Venta de Lencería), Aurora López C. (Venta de Cosméticos y Fragancias), Brenda Tania A. Martínez (Venta de Zapatos por Catalogo), Janeth Araceli Hernández López (Venta de Ropa) y Cristina R. Méndez (Venta de Antojitos).

Pedro A. M. es el único hombre del grupo, por eso decidieron ponerle el cariñosito, tiene 47 años, con una familia conformada por tres hijos (solo uno de ellos estudia la primaria ) y su esposa Elvia, Hace 23 años el trabajaba en un taxi pero cuando vio que las necesidades de que su familia iban creciendo decidió emprender un nuevo negocio así que comenzó con la venta de frutas y legumbres, el vende todos los días en los diferentes tianguis que se hacen por su comunidad, Pedro sale a surtirse de frutas y verduras desde las tres de la mañana para poder encontrar buenos precios y productos de buena calidad ya que de esa forma se hace de clientes, los días de mayor venta para el son los domingos y cuando hay cosas que casi no se venden se las regala a la gente que lo necesita para que no se eche a perder, sus planes de Pedro son poner otro puesto de frutas y legumbres para darle un buen futuro a su hijo.

Con este crédito que le ha sido brindado, decidió invertirlo en lonas, mantas, frutas y legumbres y con las ganancias obtenidas quiere darle mantenimiento a su camioneta ya que es su medio de transporte para su mercancía.

Las Cariñositas se sienten muy afortunadas de que los prestatarios de Kiva estén dispuestos a brindar su ayuda para que puedan salir adelante.

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

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,049,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Cariñositas Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to buy canvas covers, blankets, fruit, vegetables, lingerie and shoe catalogs, clothing and supplies to make Mexican snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 4, 2010
Listed
Jun 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010