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Indepedientes Group
In this Group: Iddai , Margoth, Aurora
Sra. Aurora E. P. is 60 years old and lives the town of Coapilla in Ribera Llano Grande, State of Chiapas, México. She took the opportunity to get married at a young age, but unfortunately she does not have any children. Her husband passed away ten years ago, leaving her alone with nobody to support her.

Aurora stays at home where she manages a grocery store, selling sugar, beans, rice, oil, and other supplies. She started this business and, thanks to God, has done well from doing a little bit of work. Aurora has several customers who buy her products regularly since her store is in a good location and she provides good service.

She started this business out of necessity since she lives alone and is not able to depend on anyone. Her neighbors encouraged to pursue this business so that she could generate a household income and have a means of working so that she can stay ahead.

With the earnings generated by her grocery store, she is able to buy more merchandise that she is lacking and her customers are looking to buy. She is also saving some money so that she can construct a building where she can sell more products. Aurora says her house is very small, so she needs more space in order to provide better service to her customers.

Aurora started this group by inviting two other members into the program. The group is called “Independientes” (Independent) because each of these women work without having to depend on their husbands. The members of this group consist of three women involved in different business activities:

• Iddai S. Guzmán will use her loan to buy pigs for fattening and resale in the local area.
• Margoth C. P. buys chickens and sells them dressed.
• Aurora E. P. manages a store and is the woman who was interviewed. In the photograph, she is wearing a blue dress.

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La señora Aurora E. P., tiene sesenta años de edad, vive en la Ribera Llano Grande Municipio de coapilla, Estado de Chiapas México. Tuvo la oportunidad de casarse muy joven en donde desafortunadamente no tuvo hijos, su esposo falleció hace diez años quedándose sola sin nadie de quien recibir apoyo.

Se dedica a su hogar y a la tienda de abarrotes que está ubicado en su mismo domicilio en donde vende azúcar, frijol, arroz, aceite entre otros insumos más. Comenzó con esta actividad hace siete años y gracias a Dios le va bien en este pequeño trabajo ya que hay personas que le compran regular de producto, por ser una tienda que está en buena ubicación y brinda buena atención a su clientela.

Lo razón de practicar esta actividad fue la necesidad, ya que se quedo sola y no tiene de quien de pender, sus vecinas la animaron a que pusiera un negocio para de ahí obtener ingresos en su hogar y haiga la necesidad de salir a otro lugar para trabajar.

Con las ganancias que obtiene de su tienda de abarrotes compra más mercancía para tener lo necesario y sus clientes compren lo que buscan, a si también ahorrar para construir un local en donde pueda vender más productos pues comenta que su casa es muy pequeña y necesita espacio para atender mejor a sus clientes.

Aurora paso a forma parte del grupo ya que la invitaron las dos integrantes mas del programa, el grupo se llama independientes la razón del nombre es porque cada una de ellas trabaja para no depender solo de sus esposos.
Las personas que integran el grupo son tres señoras con actividades diferentes:
Iddai S. Guzmán: invierte el préstamo en compra de cerdos para engordarlos y luego venderlo en la misma región.
Margoth C. P.: se dedica a la venta de compra y venta de pollos para venderlo aliñados.
Aurora E. P.: es la señora que se le tomo le entrevista y esta de vestido color azul se dedica a su tienda de abarrotes.

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
  • 57
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,002,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Indepedientes Group's $1,050 loan helped a member purchase sugar, beans, oil, eggs, pasta, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011