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Los Tamarindos 1 Group
In this Group: Claudia, Maribel, Mayra Guadalupe, Karen Viridiana, Liliana, Adriana, Aurora*, Mariacela, Isabel, Yessica Daniela, Avelina
* not pictured
This group is called Los Tamarindos 1 (The Tamarinds 1) because in the place where the group meets there are several tamarind trees. It is located in the community of Morales in Mexico.

The group is made up of 11 members. Adriana Beltrán V., a member of the group, is 49 years old. She studied through the third year of secondary school, is a seller of ceramics, and has a total of 5 children, a daughter and four sons.

She is involved in the sale of ceramics as well as bedspreads and seasonal articles. She began the business 5 years ago in order to support her family. Her husband is the driver of a microbus. Often his salary didn’t cover their needs since their children were still studying. Now, only one of their children is with her and he is going to study an accounting course.

She wants this loan in order to purchase ceramic items that her customers have been asking for. Previously, she sold her products door-to-door. Now, she has established a shop and people go to her business to look for ceramic pieces. Having applied for the loan, she is happy because she is going to be able to stock merchandise that has been requested. With this she aspires to enlarge her business. With the earnings she obtains she wants to help her son with his school expenses.

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Este grupo se llama Los Tamarindos 1 porque en el lugar donde se reúne el grupo hay varios árboles de tamarindo, está ubicado en una comunidad de Morelos en México. El grupo está conformado por 11 integrantes.Adriana Beltrán V. es integrante del grupo tiene 49 años, estudió hasta el 3er año de secundaria, es comerciante de cerámica, y tiene un total de 5 hijos; una mujer y cuatro varones, ella se dedica a la venta de cerámica, además colchas y artículos de temporada, negocio que inicio hace 5 años para apoyar en la economía de la familia, ya que su esposo es chofer de microbús y muchas veces no les alcanzaba el sueldo de su esposo para cubrir sus necesidades pues sus hijos aun estudiaban, ahora solo uno de sus hijos está con ella y va a estudiar la carrera de contador, quiere este préstamo para comprar unas fuentes de cerámica que le han estado solicitando sus clientes, anteriormente vendía sus productos casa por casa, ahora ya está establecida en un solo lugar y la gente va a su negocio a buscar piezas de cerámica, al momento de solicitar el préstamo se siente contenta porque va a poder surtir mercancía que le habían solicitado, con esto pretende ampliar su negocio, con las ganancias que obtenga piensa apoyar a su hijo con los gastos de la escuela.

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
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Tamarindos 1 Group's $2,600 loan helped a member in order to purchase ceramic items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 1, 2010
Dec 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011