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San Cristobal Group
In this Group: Isabel, Maribel, Trinidad, Felicitas, Esther, Eva, Margarita, Alicia, Reynalda, Carmen, Ofelia, Apolonia, Norma, Lucila
The San Cristóbal Group received this named because it is located in the community of San Cristóbal Tepatlaxco, which is part of the State of Puebla in Mexico. The group members wanted to be named after their community because they are proud of their birthplace and have lived there their entire lives.

Sra. Isabel C. is 42 years old and married. She sells clothing to people in her community who know her to be a friendly person and a hard worker who tries to move her family forward. Isabel needs a loan to buy seasonal clothing since she has several orders for winter garments. Her customers always place their orders before the season begins. Upon receiving her loan, Isabel felt proud of herself because she has the opportunity to continue improving the welfare of her family. This moment also provides her personal fulfillment.

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El grupo San Cristóbal recibe este nombre ya que se ubica en la comunidad de San Cristóbal Tepatlaxco perteneciente al Estado de Puebla México. El grupo quiso ponerle el nombre de su comunidad ya que se sienten orgullosas de haber nacido en esta tierra en la que han vivido toda su vida.La señora Isabel C. tiene 42 años y es casada. Se dedica a vender ropa a personas de su misma comunidad quienes la conocen como una persona amable y que ha trabajado duramente para sacar a su familia adelante. Requiere el préstamo para comprar ropa de temporada ya que tiene muchos pedidos de ropa de invierno, dado que sus clientes siempre le hacen pedidos anticipados en esta temporada. En el momento de recibir el préstamo se siente orgullosa de ella misma porque tiene la oportunidad de seguir contribuyendo a mejorar el bienestar de su familia, además de que se siente realizada personalmente.

Additional Information

About CrediComun

This loan is administered by CrediComun, a Kiva Field Partner since February 2010. CrediComun is dedicated to providing loans to groups of women in rural areas in Mexico, and is beginning to lend to individuals as well. One of its newest branch offices is in Ciudad Neza, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Mexico City. CrediComun has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005, with 37 branch offices and over 350 employees, and was ranked the 12th best microfinance institution in Latin America in 2010 according to the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX).

For more information on CrediComun, please visit its partner page. If you would like to support CrediComun and its borrowers, please visit its lending team.

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
  • 48
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Cristobal Group's $4,800 loan helped a member purchase winter clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2010
Nov 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2011