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Arenal Group
In this Group: Maria Guadalupe, Juana, Maria Luisa , Maria Del Carmen , Maria Vianey, Yemina , Amalia, María Del Socorro , Verónica , Alicia , Daria
Arenal is a group comprised of 11 people (in the photo Rosa N., the lady that has a sky blue blouse on, and Tomas are solely savers, that is to say that they are not asking for a loan). The members fight for a better future in spite of the daily adversities that they encounter. They are located in the La Paz community in the state of Mexico. They are very happy because up until now the requested loans have been very helpful. They hope to continue working with the Fundación Realidad.

Juanita González is from the state of VeraC.. She is 48 years old, and her family consists of her husband, who works as a musician, and their ten year old son (he is in elementary school).

Even though they have passed through some difficult stages, they are always fighting to get ahead and have a better quality of life. Adrián, their son, has a disability (harelip). That is why they have always seen the necessity of looking for means of income for his studies and the treatment he requires. That will provide him with a better future.

She started selling tortillas. Some time later the sales went down, and it was not profitable to continue selling them. That is how she decided to start an activity that would benefit her family as much as her community. She started selling groceries (beans, rice, and sugar, etc.). She opens her little store all week at seven in the morning, and she is trying to always keep it stocked.

Juana’s plans are to be able to expand her little store a bit more. The requested loan is to buy basic merchandise. She is grateful for the help that Kiva offers through the Fundación Realidad. This way she is able to help her community and her family.

The rest of the group members will be able to make a lot of their plans a reality and therefore benefit their communities.

María Guadalupe Z. O. (Sells bedspreads and quilts)
María Luisa N. González (Billiards)
María del Carmen A. D. (Sells shoes by catalog)
María Vianey González C. (Public Transportation - Minivan)
Yemina R. González (Sells juice)
Amalia H. C. (Sells fruit and vegetables)
María del Socorro A. D. (Sells domestic items)
Verónica S. C. ( Sells snacks - Tamales)
Alicia B. M. (Handicrafts)
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Arenal es un grupo conformado por once personas (en la foto Rosa N. de blusa azul cielo y el señor Tomas solo son ahorradores, es decir, no pidieron crédito) que luchan por un futuro mejor a pesar de las adversidades que se le presentan día a día. Ellos se ubican en la Comunidad de La paz, Estado de México. Estan muy contentos ya que hasta ahora los créditos solicitados les han sido de mucha ayuda y esperan seguir trabajando con Fundación Realidad.

Juanita González originaria del Estado de VeraC., tiene 48 años de edad, su familia la integran, su esposo quien trabaja de músico y su hijo de 10 años (estudia la primaria). Aunque han pasado etapas difíciles siempre están luchando por salir adelante y tener una mejor calidad de vida. Adrián su hijo tiene una discapacidad (labio leporino) así que siempre se ha visto en la necesidad de buscar medios de ingresos para los estudios y tratamientos que el requiere y así brindarle un mejor futuro. Ella comenzó con la venta de tortillas, tiempo después las ventas habían bajado y ya no era muy rentable seguir vendiendo así que decidió comenzar con una actividad que beneficiara tanto a su familia como a su comunidad así que comenzó con la venta de abarrotes (frijol, arroz, azúcar, etc.). Abre su tiendita toda la semana desde las siete de la mañana tratando de tener siempre surtido. Los planes de Juanita son poder ampliar un poco más su tiendita. El crédito solicitado lo tiene designado para la compra de mercancía básica, así que ella agradece la ayuda que le brinda Kiva a través de Fundación Realidad ya que de esa forma puede ayudar a su comunidad y a su familia.

Los demás integrantes del grupo podrán hacer realidad muchos de sus planes y beneficiar así sus comunidades.

María Guadalupe Z. O. (Venta de colchas y edredones)
María Luisa N. González (Billar)
María del Carmen A. D. (Venta de zapatos por catalogo)
María Vianey González C. (Transporte Publico (combi))
Yemina R. González (Venta de Jugos)
Amalia H. C. (Venta de Frutas y Legumbres)
María del Socorro A. D. (Venta de Artículos Domésticos)
Verónica S. C. (Venta de Antojitos (Tamales))
Alicia B. M. (Manualidades)
Daria H. C. (Venta de Cosméticos por catalogo)

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
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,792,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arenal Group's $3,525 loan helped a member buy groceries, shoes, quilts, oranges straws, fruit and vegetables, cosmetics, ribbon, and artificial flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2010
Listed
Jul 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010