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Huitzililla Group
In this Group: Cruz, Margarita, Maribel, Luisa , Felipa
This group is called Huitzililla which means “place of the hummingbirds” and is located in Huitzililla in the state of Morelos, México. It has five members who are women that know each other and are neighbors. They are:

Cruz P. Sánchez who will use the loan to buy cosmetics, lipsticks, eye shadows, perfumes, etc. to fill her pending orders.

Margarita B. G., who will buy soap, soft drinks, soups, sugar, cooking oil and eggs to stock her store.

Maribel C. Sánchez, who will buy shoes for ladies, men, children and infants to fill her orders.

Luisa V. Sánchez, who will buy vegetables like red and green tomatoes and chilies to start her vegetable sales business.

Felipa Sánchez Pérez, who will buy cream-based popsicles to start her popsicle business.

They would like to say to Kiva and Fundación Realidad: “Thanks to the existence of these programs that help us so that we can continue forward and work in our businesses; they help us progress and live better.”

Mrs. Margarita B. G. is a member of the Huitzililla group. She is 38 years old, lives in common law union with her husband who is a field day laborer. She finished 5th grade. She has three children, a boy and two girls. Santiago is 21 and works in Cuautla in a shoe store. Arisbeth, 16, is in school and works in a natural products store. Lorenza, 12, is in school.

Margarita has a grocery store and also sells Jafra brand catalogue products. She asked for the loan to buy soap, soft drinks, candies, soups, cooking oil, sugar and eggs to stock her store. The store is called “Abarrotes Peña” and it was passed down to her by her in-laws. She started the business two years ago when she still had her mother-in-law. She has since passed away and left the store to her and she tends to it now. She offers her customers, who are her neighbors, beverages, candies, Sabritas (brand of snacks), Gamesa (cracker and cookie brand), Marinela (packaged pastry brand) and Jafra catalogue products. The store is in her home. Her son Santiago helps out on Sundays.

She considers her store to be important because it provides benefits for her family; it has helped her provide her children’s education. She enjoys taking care of her customers and feels proud to produce family income for any emergency and not having to seek out someone to get a loan from. She uses profits for household expenses and to buy more merchandise.

She faces competition from two other stores near hers. Her plans and hopes are to continue in business and to sell more. Her hopes for her children are that they continue to study and be in good health. She hopes to reach these goals by working hard at sales so that the business grows.

Margarita likes the town of Huitzililla because that’s where she was born and where she lives. They plant onions in irrigated fields and corn and sorghum seasonally.
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Este grupo solidario se llama Huitzililla que significa "lugar de los colibríes", esta ubicado en la comunidad de Huitzililla, en el estado de Morelos, México. Esta conformado por 5 mujeres que se conocen y son vecinas, las integrantes del grupo son **la señora Cruz P. Sánchez va a comprar con su préstamo cosméticos, labiales, sombras, perfumes etc. para surtir sus pedidos, **la señora Margarita B. G. va a comprar jabón, refrescos, sopas, aceite, azúcar, huevo para surtir su tienda, **la señora Maribel C. Sánchez va a comprar zapatos de dama, caballero, niños y bebes para surtir sus pedidos, **la señora Luisa V. Sánchez va a comprar verdura, tomate, jitomate, chiles para empezar su negocio de venta de frutas y legumbres, **la señora Felipa Sánchez Pérez va a comprar paletas de crema para iniciar su negocio de paletería. Ellas quieren decir a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “gracias que existen estos programas que ayudan para podamos seguir adelante ya que podemos trabajar en los negocios, nos ayudan a progresar y a vivir mejor.” La señora Margarita B. G. es integrante del grupo Huitzililla tiene 38 años de edad, vive en unión libre su esposo es jornalero trabaja en el campo, ella estudio hasta el 5º. Año de primaria tiene 3 hijos 1 hombre y 2 mujeres santiago tiene 21 años trabaja en Cuautla en una zapatería, Arisbeh tiene 16 años estudia y trabaja en tienda naturista y Lorenza tiene 12 años de edad estudia, la señora Margarita tiene una tienda de abarrotes y vende producto de Jafra por catalogo y solicito su préstamo para comprar jabón, refrescos, dulces, sopas, aceite, azúcar y huevo para surtir su tienda, esta tienda se llama abarrotes peña sus suegros se la heredaron, inicio con el negocio hace 2 años la tenia su suegra pero falleció y se la dejo y ahora ella la atiende, ofrece a sus clientes que son sus vecinos refrescos, dulces, sabritas, gamesa, marinela y productos de Jafra por catalogo. La tienda esta en su casa, le ayuda su hijo Santiago los domingos a atender la tienda. Ella considera importante su negocio por que obtiene beneficios para la familia de ahí se va ayudando en los estudios de sus hijos, le gusta atender a la clientela y se siente orgullosa al tener ingresos para su familia para alguna emergencia y no andar consiguiendo a ver quien le va a prestar, las ganancia las utiliza para gastos de su casa y para comprar mas mercancía. Ella enfrenta la competencia de 2 tiendas cerca de la suya, sus planes y esperanza son seguir en el negocio, vender más, las mejoras para sus hijos son que sigan estudiando y que estén bien de salud, esto lo piensa lograr echándole ganas a las ventas de sus productos para que crezca el negocio. A la señora Margarita le gusta el pueblo de Huitzililla por que ahí nació y ahí vive, siembran en los campos cebolla es de riego, milpa y sorgo son de temporal.

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
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,029,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Huitzililla Group's $1,450 loan helped a member to buy soap, soft drinks, soups, cooking oil, sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011