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Amazonas Del Sur Group
In this Group: Sandra, Maribel, Ma Yesenia, Elvira, Karen Berenice, Paulina, Maricela, Maricela*, Emilia, Clara
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This group is called ‘Amazonas del Sur’. They are located in the state of Morelos in Mexico. The community is known for the Amacuzac river, which becomes plentiful in the rainy season and is an important resevoir for the community because it allows them to have two harvests a year.

The group is made up of 10 members, one of whom is María Yesenia J. P.. She began her business making cheese five years ago. She is currently requesting a loan to purchase essential ingredients like salt, whitener and rennet to make cheese.

María is 23 years old, has completed three years of high school, is single and has no children. Her customers are happy with her because her cheese is very tasty, and she treats her customers with kindness. María is happy requesting this loan because it will increase her cheese production, and she hopes that this will in turn expand her business. With her earnings she hopes to purchase enough meat to re-open her butcher’s shop. Previously, she was studying, and she did not have enough time for it and had to close it down.
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Este grupo se llama Amazonas del Sur, y se ubica en el Estado de Morelos en México, esta comunidad se distingue por su rio de nombre Amacuzac que en la temporada de lluvia se vuelve muy caudaloso y que abastece una importante presa para la comunidad porque permite tener 2 cosechas durante el año. El grupo está conformado por 10 integrantes. María Yesenia J. P. es integrante del grupo, ella se dedica a la venta de queso, negocio que inicio hace 5 años, solicita el préstamo para comprar productos para la elaboración del queso, va a comprar sal, blanqueador, cuajo, ingredientes indispensables en la elaboración. Ella tiene 23 años, estudio hasta el 3er año del bachillerato, es soltera y no tiene hijos, sus clientes están a gusto porque sus quesos tienen muy buen sabor además de que es una persona amable con ellos, al momento de solicitar el préstamo se siente contenta porque va a aumentar su producción de queso , quiere este crédito para hacer más grande su negocio, con las ganancias espera comprar carne para volver abrir su carnicería, ya que anteriormente estudiaba y por falta de tiempo tuvo que cerrar

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
  • 65
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,028,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amazonas Del Sur Group's $2,700 loan helped a member purchase ingredients to make cheese.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011