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Buena Vista Group
In this Group: Marbet, Maria Del Refugio, Sofia, Sergio , Marlever
Ms. María del Refugio R. Márquez, 39, is a single mother with two children: Palmira Anahí (13 years old) and Roberto (5 years old). She lives in the riverside community of Emiliano Zapata, in the municipality of Tecpatan, Chiapas, México.

She has sold food for the last ten years. She started her business in a small house. With her savings and the help of her father, she was able to construct a small palapa hut where she now tends to her clients. She comments that it's going very well. Although there are some days when she does not sell much, it's enough to eat and to buy more merchandise.

She is requesting a loan in order to expand her business, so she can save money and help her children to get ahead. She wants her children to be able to be somebody in life, to have a good education and a better future. She also wants to help her father with some expenses.

Ms. Refugio is a member of the "Buena Vista" ("Good View") Group. The reason for their name is because their palapa hut has a good view along the edge of the highway. She became a member of this group through one of her friends, who is a representative of the group.

The members of the Buena Vista Group are as follows:
• Marlevert Hernández Juárez: sells clothing in nearby communities.
• Sofía García Gutiérrez: buys and sells pewter cooking utensils.
• María del Refugio R. Márquez: she is the member who was interviewed and she is pictured with short hair and her son. She sells food.
• Sergio Domínguez García: he is requesting this loan to buy and sell seasonal vegetables.
• Marbet Domínguez Aaraos: she is the group representative. She buys and sells clothes in local communities.
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La señora María del Refugio R. Márquez tiene 39 años, es madre soltera con dos hijos: Palmira Anahí de trece años y el más pequeño Roberto de cinco años. Vive en la Ribera Emiliano zapata municipio de Tecpatan, Chiapas México.

Ella se dedica a la venta de comidas desde hace diez años, comenzó en una casita, ahora con sus a horros y la ayuda de su papá ha logrado construir una palapa pequeña donde atiende a sus clientes, comenta que la va muy bien a un así hay días que no se vende mucho pero cuando menos hay para comer y comprar más mercancía.

El motivo de su solicitud del préstamo es para agrandar mas su negocio tener unos ahorros para que sus hijos sigan adelante y puedan ser alguien en la vida teniendo una buena educación y un mejor futuro, así como también apoyar a su papá en algunos gastos.

Doña Refugio es integrante del grupo buena vista la razón del nombre es porque su palapa está en una vista bonita a orilla de carretera, paso a formar parte de dicho grupo por una de sus compañeras la cual es representante.
Las personas que integran este grupo llamado buena vista son las siguientes:

Marlevert Hernández Juárez: se dedica a la venta de ropas en las comunidades cercanas.
Sofía García Gutiérrez: compra y vende trates de peltre.
María del refugio R. Márquez: ella es la que se le tomo la entrevista y esta de cabello corto con un niño. Vende comidas.
Sergio Domínguez García: solicito el préstamo para comprar y vender verduras de la temporada.
Marbet Domínguez S.: representante del grupo, compra y vende ropas para salir a vender en las comunidades

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
  • 13
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  • $18,777,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Buena Vista Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to buy ingredients to prepare food, such as meat, vegetables and shellfish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 9, 2010
Listed
Jul 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010