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Santo Tomas Group
In this Group: Anita, Eloisa, Leticia, Enrique, Marcelina Paula
This solidarity group is called "Santo Tomas" and can be found in Popotlan, Temoac, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. The group is comprised of:

Anita - who will buy pans and utensils for her business;
Eloisa - who will buy undergarments wholesale;
Leticia - who will buy shoes and catalogs to stock her business;
Enrique - who will buy corn to plant; and
Marcelina - who will buy soft drinks, oil, sugar, soap, bleach, toilet paper, candles, etc. for her grocery store.

Ms. Anita is the group's representative. She is 56 years old and in a common-law marriage. She has seven children: Susana (36), Surey (33), Omar (28), José Francisco y José Augosto (24), Patricia (23), and Luis Ángel (15).

Anita's business is food sales. She is requesting a loan to buy cooking utensils like steamers, pans, coffee spoons, and small glasses for yogurt, because in the telescundaria [distance-learning center for rural secondary school students] where she sells food, the students and teachers are prohibited from using disposable products. She started her business four years ago and learned from working in a restaurant for a long time. She offers her customers snacks, tlacoyos [oval-shaped fried or toasted cakes made from corn dough], rice tacos, brisket taquitos, flautas, chicken quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas, pozole [traditional stew], and golden tacos. She is constantly changing the menu.

This business is very important to Anita because she enjoys cooking, it supports the students at the telesecundaria, and provides her with a source of income. She is very happy to receive this loan because she will be able to buy the cooking utensils she needs to prepare her dishes with greater quality and a nicer kitchen. Her hopes and dreams are for her business to grow, to have good health and strength to work, and also for her children to have good jobs and for her youngest son to become a professional.

The members of this group want to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, "we thank you for the confidence you have shown us. Thanks to you we will be able to get ahead so that our businesses grow and are strong."
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Este grupo solidario se llama Santo Tomas se encuentra localizado en Popotlan, Temoac, en el estado de Morelos, México, esta conformado por Anita va a comprar cacerolas y recaudos para surtir su negocio, Eloisa va a comprar ropa interior por mayoreo, Leticia va a comprar zapatos y catálogos para surtir su negocio, Enrique va a comprar maíz para sembrar, Marcelina va a comprar refrescos, aceite, azúcar, huevo, jabón, cloro, papel higiénico, veladoras etc. para su tienda de abarrotes. La señora Anita es la representante del grupo, ella tiene 56 años de edad vive en unión libre, tiene 7 hijos Susana de 36 años de edad, Surey tiene 33 años de edad, Omar de 28 años de edad, José Francisco y José Augusto de 24 años de edad, Patricia de 23 años de edad y Luis Ángel de 15 años de edad, ella tiene su negocio de venta de comida, ella solicito su préstamo para comprar utensilios para preparar la comida como son vaporeras, cacerolas, cuchara cafetera y vasos chicos para yogurt ya que en la Telesecundaria donde vende los alimentos a los alumnos y maestros le prohibieron utilizar productos desechables, ella inicio su negocio hace 4 años, ella aprendió en su trabajo estuvo mucho tiempo trabajando en restaurante, ella ofrece a sus clientes picaditas, tlacoyos, tacos de arroz, taquitos de suadero, flautas, dobladas de pollo, enchiladas, tostadas, pozole, tacos dorados, les va cambiando el menú, su negocio es importante porque le gusta cocinar, apoyar a los niños de la Telesecundaria y tiene su fuente de trabajo. Ella está muy contenta con este préstamo porque va a comprar sus utensilios para la cocina para preparar sus alimentos con mejor calidad y se vea bonita su cocina. Sus sueños y esperanzas son crecer en su negocio, tener buena salud y fuerzas para trabajar también que sus hijos tengan un buen trabajo y su hijo el chico tenga una profesión. Las integrantes del grupo quieren decirle a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “les agradecemos su confianza que nos dan, gracias a ustedes podemos salir adelante, para que nuestros negocios crezcan y tengan fuerza”.

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santo Tomas Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy steamers, pans, spoons, and small glasses for yogurt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 28, 2011
Listed
May 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2011