La Union De Mujeres Group
Maria de Jesus M. H. is one of the members of this group. She is 45 years old and studied up to the second year of her primary education. She is married and has five children (four boys and one girl). She has been selling vegetables for more than seven years. Maria is requesting this loan to buy vegetable seeds since she grows the vegetables that she sells herself. She tells us that her customers have been satisfied with the service that she offers and her produce is good quality. At the time of requesting her loan, Maria feels happy because she will be able to continue with her investments and continue producing vegetables. She also hopes that, in the short term, she will be able to invest in livestock and continue supporting her children so that they finish their studies. In this way, she will see her work rewarded.
About CrediComunThis 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).
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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.
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