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San Lorenzo Group
In this Group: Jacinto , Felicitas , Raymundo, Adelina , Dolores , Sonia , Carmen , Juliana , Mariana , María Antonia
This group, know as San Lorenzo, was named by its members after their native community. One member, Carmen M. B., is married and has three children: Karla, 9; Erick, 7; and Yuliana, 5. Two of the kids are in primary school and the youngest is in preschool. Carmen embroiders napkins. She will invest her loan in supplies, including calico cloth and thread so she can keep making napkins.

Carmen decided on this business because she had learned how to make napkins from her mother when she was a child, and because it’s a way to gain success for her children so they can have a better life and want for nothing. She can also help her husband out with household expenses and the education of their children.

Carmen is very pleased because, she says, business is going well. She is enjoying a great deal of success selling her napkins, since they are handmade and attract a lot of attention, mostly from the tourists, who are her best clients. Sales have gone up quite a bit and her income has improved considerably.

The members, Carmen tells us, are very hardworking people who want to succeed and fight for a better future for their families. Above all, they are responsible with respect to their obligations, which she can say because she has known them for a long time and knows that they won’t fail in their ventures.

Carmen is very grateful to the Kiva donors for the help they’re providing. Thanks to their support she has been able to maintain and better her business, increase profits, and help her family improve their quality of life.

Carmen’s dream is to be able to grow her business even more; she wants to put in a sewing workshop so she can teach and give jobs to anyone who wants to learn to embroider and those who really want to make it. She also wants to keep supporting her children with their education so they can have good professions and better lives.

The group members and their professions are:

Jacinto G. G. - sells napkins
Felicitas H. H. - sells snacks
Raymundo C. N. - sells snacks
Adelina H. A.-sells fruits and vegetables
Dolores G. M. - embroiders napkins
Sonia H. C. - embroiders napkins
Carmen M. B. - embroiders napkins
Juliana B. M. – sells chorizo
Mariana M. G. - embroiders napkins
María Antonia G. Q. – sells furs
View original language description ↓
Este grupo lleva por nombre San Lorenzo, debido a que las personas que lo conforman son originarios de la comunidad que lleva este mismo nombre y es por eso que decidieron ponerle este nombre.
La señora Carmen M. B. es una de las integrantes de este grupo, ella esta casada y tiene 3 hijos Karla de 9 años, Erick de 7 y Yuliana de 5, de los cuales 2 estudian la primaria y la menor el preescolar, el negocio que tiene es el de bordar servilletas, ella va a invertir el préstamo otorgado en la compra de mas material como: manta e hilos para seguir elaborando sus servilletas.

Ella se decidió por este negocio, ya que desde niña aprendió a elaborar servilletas, por que su mama le enseño y por que esta es una forma de sacar a sus hijos adelante, para que tengan una vida mejor y así no les falte nada, también podrá apoyar a su esposo con los gastos de la casa y la educación de sus hijos.

Doña Carmen esta muy contenta por que dice que le esta yendo muy bien con su negocio, puesto que esta teniendo mucho éxito con las ventas de sus servilletas, ya que son artículos artesanales que llaman mucho la atención, sobre todo a los turistas ya que son sus mejores clientes, por eso mismo han aumentado mucho y con esto sus ingresos también están mejorando bastante.

Nos platica que son personas muy trabajadoras que quieren salir adelante y luchar para darles un mejor futuro a sus familias, y sobre todo responsables con sus obligaciones, dice esto ya que tiene mucho tiempo de conocer a sus compañeras y sabe que no le fallarían a la empresa.

Esta muy agradecida con los donadores de kiva por la ayuda que le están brindando, ya que gracias a este apoyo ha podrá continuar con su negocio, mejorarlo e incrementar sus ganancias , y con esto ayudar a su familia para mejorar su calidad de vida.

El sueño que tiene la señora Carmen es el de poder hacer crecer aun mas su negocio, ya que quiere poner un taller de costura, para enseñar y darle trabajo a las personas que quieran aprender a bordar y que tengan muchas ganas de sobresalir, ella también quiere seguir apoyando a sus hijos con sus estudios, para que tengan una buena profesión, y por lo tanto una mejor forma de vida.

Los integrantes que conforman este grupo y las actividades que realizan son las siguientes:
Jacinto G. G.- venta de servilletas
Felicitas H. H.- venta de antojitos
Raymundo C. N.- venta de antojitos
Adelina H. A.-venta de frutas y verduras
Dolores G. M.-borda servilletas
Sonia H. C.- borda servilletas
Carmen M. B.-borda servilletas
Juliana B. M.-venta de chorizo
Mariana M. G.-borda servilletas
María Antonia G. Q.- peletería

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,007,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Lorenzo Group's $3,025 loan helped a member calico fabric and thread to continue sewing napkins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 18, 2010
Listed
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011