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Mahanaim Group
In this Group: Victor Fidel, Beatriz, Raquel , Leticia , Aquilina , Juan Jose , Olivia , Alejandra, Zeferina , Rosa Maria, Maria Magdalena, Sara , Catalina *, Guadalupe Maria
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Mahanaim is a group of 14 people who, along with a great friendship, have something else in common: they all dedicate their lives to God. The group is located in the community of Valle de Chalco in the State of Mexico. The members are: Víctor Fidel R. C. (taxi service), Beatriz O. C. (piñata sales), Raquel C. Álvarez (perfume and cosmetic sales by catalog), Leticia García C. (facial treatment sales by catalog), Aquilina Z. Hernández (cosmetic sales by catalog), Juan José R. C. (t-shirt and pants sales), Olivia García C. (wood sales), Alejandra Sánchez O. (sweets and fried food sales), Zeferina Hernández Hernández (floral arrangement sales), Rosa María B. Juárez (piñata sales), María Magdalena Juárez L. (meat sales), Sara Z. Hernández (plant and flowerpot sales), Catalina Z. Hernández (clothing store), and Guadalupe María Guzmán C. (candy sales).

Rosa María is 33 years old, with a family made up of three school-age children. She has been making piñatas for four years, as this was something her family has been doing for a long time and she enjoyed the work. At the beginning it was difficult to bring in customers since she was just starting, so she decided to equip herself with a catalog of the different figures, which she could show to customers. This way, people could get to know her work. Through perseverance, she has succeeded in having her piñatas sold in commercial centers and candy shops. Her sales increase during the December holidays and drop a bit at the beginning of the year, but for her this is no reason to lose motivation and she keeps working. Her plans are to expand her business and to have more people know her work. She will use the requested loan to buy materials like different colors of tissue paper, glue, cardboard, etc., and to bring in a little more income to invest in her children's education.

Mahanaim is grateful for the the support offered by Kiva through Fundación Realidad, as it will help them to reach their goals.
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Mahanaim es un grupo conformado por 14 personas que aparte de llevar una buena amistad tienen algo en común, todos dedican su vida a Dios. Ellos se ubican en la comunidad de Valle de Chalco, Estado de México. Los integrantes son: Víctor Fidel R. C. (Taxi), Beatriz O. C. (Venta de Piñatas). Raquel C. Álvarez (Representante-Perfumes y cosméticos por catalogo), Leticia García C. (Tratamientos Faciales por catalogo), Aquilina Z. Hernández (cosméticos por catalogo), Juan José R. C. (Venta de playeras y pantalones), Olivia García C. (Renta de madera), Alejandra Sánchez O. (Venta de Dulces y Frituras), Zeferina Hernández Hernández (Venta de arreglos florales), Rosa María B. Juárez (Venta de Piñatas), María Magdalena Juárez L. (Venta de carne), Sara Z. Hernández (Venta de macetas y plantas), Catalina Z. Hernández (Tienda de ropa) y Guadalupe María Guzmán C. (Venta de dulces).

Rosa María de 33 años de edad con una familia conformada por sus tres hijos los cuales se encuentran en edad escolar. Desde hace cuatro años se dedica a la elaboración de piñatas, ya que su familia se ha dedicado a este oficio durante mucho tiempo y a ella le fue gustando el trabajo. Al principio le fue difícil hacerse de sus clientes ya que iba comenzando, así que decidió armar un catalogo con las diferentes figuras para mostrarlas y así la gente fuera conociendo su trabajo, con su perseverancia ha logrado que sus piñatas sean vendidas en los centros comerciales y en dulcerías, sus ventas incrementan en las fiestas decembrinas y bajan un poco a principios de año pero para ella esto no es motivo como para dejar de echarle ganas y seguir trabajando. Sus planes son poder expandir su negocio y que mas gente conozca el trabajo que realiza. El crédito solicitado lo va a utilizar para la compra de materiales como; papel de diferentes colores, pegamento, cartón, etc. Y obtener un poco mas de ganancias para invertir en los estudios de sus hijos.

Mahanaim agradece el apoyo brindado que recibe de Kiva por parte de Fundación Realidad ya que esto les ayudara a cumplir sus metas

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
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mahanaim Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to buy tissue paper of various colors, glue, cardboard, ribbon, sweets, fried foods, flowers, and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2010
Listed
Aug 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011