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Marifer Group
In this Group: Norma Angelica, Rufina, Felicitas, Maria Josefina, Claudia, Maria, Hermenegilda, Francisca, Gabriela
This group is called MARIFER. They chose the name because it is one they like. The group is located in San Cristobal Huichochitlan community in the State of Mexico and has 9 members. One of these members is Felicitas M.. She is 33 years old and has only an elementary-level education. She is a saleswoman and has 3 children: 1 girl and 2 boys.

Felicitas sells fruit and vegetables, a business which she started 5 years ago. She is requesting this loan to stock her business with fruit and vegetables so that she can set up a stall in the open-air market. Her customers speak well of her because she is very kind and has everything that her they ask for.

As she requests this loan, Felicitas feels very happy and enthusiastic as she will be able to grow her business and increase her sales. She would like this loan so that she can become known in other communities but she needs to have a large quantity of goods in stock if she wants to sell outside her own community in the open-air market. She would also like to continue providing her children with an education as they are her motivation to continue working.
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Este grupo se llama MARIFER, lo tomaron porque les gusta ese nombre. Está ubicado en la comunidad de San Cristobal Huichochitlan, en el Estado de México. El grupo está conformado por 9 integrantes. Felicitas M. es una integrantes del grupo. Tiene 33 años, estudió unicamente la primaria, es comerciante y tiene en total 3 hijos; 1 mujer y 2 varones. Ella se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras que inició hace 5 años. Solicita el préstamo para surtirse de fruta y verduras para poder poner un puesto en el tianguis. Sus clientes se expresan bien de la señora ya que les muy amable y tiene lo que sus clientas le solicitan. Al momento de solicitar este préstamo se siente muy contenta e ilusionada ya que podrá crecer su negocio e incrementar sus ventas. Quiere este crédito para poder darse a conocer en otras comunidades pero necesita tener gran cantidad de surtido para poder realizar las ventas fuera de su comunidad, en el tianguis. También espera poder seguirle dando estudio a sus hijos ya que son los que la motivan a seguir adelante.

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
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,089,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Marifer Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy more merchandise and set up a stall in the open-air market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011