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Los Arbolitos Group
In this Group: Feliciana, Crescencia, Magdalena, Damarid, Mara Catalina, Maximo *, Leonor , Maura
* not pictured
This group is called "Los Arbolitos" ["The Little Trees"]. The group is from the Tres Estrellas community, in the Municipality of San J. del Rincon. The community has very few resources. There are many fields, and the people work sowing crops and caring for animals. Usually men work as bricklayers, learning the trade from their fathers from generation to generation.
The group is made up of 8 people; 7 women and 1 man:
1.- Feliciana José A., age 37, is requesting the loan for raising sheep.

2.-Crescencia C. A., 28, is requesting the loan to purchase sheep.

3.-Magdalena M. S., 37, is requesting the loan to purchase chickens and sheep.

4.-Damarid L. P., 28, will use the money to invest in her grocery store.

5.-Maria Catalina S. C., 64, is requesting her loan to purchase animals to raise.

6.-Maximo M. I., 55, is requesting his loan to purchase calves to raise.

7.-Leonor M. S., 33, is requesting her loan to purchase fabric to embroider.

8.-Maura José Alvino, 45, is requesting her loan for fabric to embroider.

As we can see, the members work in agriculture, sowing corn and raising animals to sell. This is how they make their living, along with any income that the women's husbands obtain; in general, they are bricklayers in this community. They are hard-working people, unassuming and humble. In their festivities, their custom is to provide much food. Thus, despite their conditions they are not at all stingy; on the contrary.
Mrs. Maura is the group's treasurer. She is 45 and lives with her husband who works in construction. She had 8 children, but unfortunately one has passed away and she only has 7 children. 2 of her children are already married, 2 others work, and the other three, two little boys and one little girl, still depend on Maura. They are in school. Maura has her own home and lives with her husband. In order to support herself economically, Maura sells embroidery that she makes. She needs a lot of material, and so she is requesting a loan to be able to purchase fabric, thread and needles. She knows how to make tablecloths and make sweaters, which are more expensive. It is complicated to sell napkins because the majority of people know how to embroider, and this is an obstacle for Maura. She goes to other areas where the people to not embroider and will buy what she makes. For example, she goes to the center of the municipality, because there are areas where they have lost the custom and there are different types of people who wante napkins or tablecloths to decorate their homes. She hopes to use her earnings to buy some chickens and a lamb to raise and then sell, but she would like to do this without having to borrow money. She also wants to provide her family with the benefit of having her children in school, through buying them uniforms or school supplies. Maura wants a better life, and she doesn't want her children to have the same luck that she had. Thus she wants them to prepare themselves to have better opportunities and a better life. Maura knows that this depends greatly on her and her husband.
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El siguiente grupo se llama los "Arbolitos", el grupo es de la comunidad de Tres Estrellas, Municipio de San José del Rincón. La comunidad es de muy escasos recursos, hay mucha milpa, la gente se dedica a sembrar, cuidar animales, regularmente los hombres trabajan como albañiles, lo van aprendiendo de sus papás y ahí se va de generación en generación.

El grupo lo integran 8 personas, 7 mujeres y 1 hombre:
1.-Feliciana José A. de 37 años de edad, el préstamo lo solicito para criar borregos.

2.-Crescencia C. A., 28 años de edad, solicito el préstamo para comprar borregos

3.-Magdalena M. S., 37 años de edad, solicito el préstamo para comprar pollos y borregos

4.-Damarid L. P., 28 años de edad, va ocupar el dinero en invertir en su tienda de abarrotes

5.-Maria Catalina S. C., 64 años de edad, solicito su préstamo para comprar animales para criar

6.-Maximo M. I., 55 años de edad, pidió su préstamo para comprar becerros de cría

7.-Leonor M. S., 33 años de edad, solicito su préstamo para comprar tela para bordar

8.-Maura José Alvino, 45 años de edad, solicito su préstamo para telas de bordado.

Como pueden ver los integrantes se dedican a la agricultura, siembran maíz, crían animales y los venden, de esta forma se mantiene la gente del grupo, y de alguna entrada que el esposo de las señoras lleguen a tener, por lo general son albañiles en esta comunidad, es gente trabajadora, gente sencilla y humilde, tienen la costumbre en sus fiestas de dar mucho de comer, en ese sentido a pesar de su condición no son nada codos, todo lo contrario.

Doña Maura es la tesorera del grupo, tiene 45 años de edad, vive con su esposo que se dedica a la construcción, de hijos en total son 8, lamentablemente ya falleció uno, solo tiene 7, 2 de sus hijos ya se juntaron, 2 más trabajan, 3 aun dependen de doña Maura, son dos niños y una niña, los tres están estudiando. Doña Maura tiene casa propia y vive con su esposo.
Doña Maura para apoyarse económicamente vende bordados que hace, necesita mucho material por esa razón solicito un préstamo para poder comprar la tela, el hilo y las agujas, sabe bordar manteles y hacer chalecos pero lo que más vende son servilletas, nos platica que lo más difícil de vender son los manteles por lo grande y porqué son más caros, también es complicado vender las servilletas ya que la mayoría de la gente sabe bordar, y es un obstáculo para doña Maura, lo que hace doña Maura es salir a otros lado en donde la gente no borde y compre lo que hace, por ejemplo se va al centro del municipio o le busca, porque hay zonas en donde se perdió la costumbre y es diferente tipo de gente pero que le gustan las servilletas o algún mantel para decorar la casa.
Doña Mura tiene la esperanza de comprar con ganancias unos pollos y algún borrego para criar y después vender, pero quisiera obtener ese beneficio sin necesidad de deber dinero.
También quiere beneficiar a su familia con la escuela de sus hijos, ya sea para comprarles el uniforme o los útiles escolares.
Doña Maura quiere una mejor vida, y quiere que sus hijos no tengan la misma suerte que ella, por eso quieren que se preparen para que tengan mejores oportunidades y una mejor vida. Y doña Maura sabe que para que pase eso depende mucho de ella y su esposo.

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
  • 14
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  • $18,793,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Arbolitos Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to purchase embroidering cloth, threads and needles to sell napkins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2010
Listed
Dec 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011