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Rio Grande Las Gaviotas Group
In this Group: Susana, Rosa Reyna, Esbeide, Francisca, Marina, Gloria, Virginia, Candida, Gonzala, Susana, Sebastian, Tolentino
The name of this group is "Rio Grande Las Gaviotas". It is called this because the majority of the members are women who are like seagulls for being free in their businesses and for being ready to face any obstacle that comes their way. They are always trying to fly as high as they can to meet their objectives. They belong to the community of Rio Grande, meaning "standing stone".

The representative of this group is Gloria. She is a very hardworking woman who lives with her partner, Juan, and she has 3 children. She has a catering business in her house, serving sopes (corn bowls with various savory toppings), breaded chicken, and tamales. She requests a loan to purchase ingredients to prepare her recipes. She wants to invest a little more into her business. With the funds, she plans on purchasing corn husks, chicken, chili, and corn to make sopes and hand-made tortillas. She has been in the business for 30 years and she says that she is successful, especially because her recipes are so delicious. The majority of her neighbors buy her products and it is thanks to this business that she has been able to support her children and to send them to school.

The following are the members of the group:

Susana: shoe sales
Rosa: poultry sales
Esbeide and Gloria: catering
Francisca and Gonzala: clothing sales
Marina: sale of spare parts for bicycles
Virginia: sale of blankets by catalogue
Candida: silver jewelry sales
Susana: sale of tamales and tortillas
Sebastian: brick sales
T.: seafood sales
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Este grupo se llama Río Grande Las Gaviotas se llama así porque la mayoría de sus integrantes son mujeres y porque tienen la característica como las gaviotas de ser libres en su trabajo y enfrentar todos los obstáculos que se le presente, siempre tratando de volar lo mas alto que puedan por cumplir sus objetivos. Y también porque pertenecen a la población de Río Grande que significa “piedra parada”.

La representante de este grupo es la señora Gloria una mujer muy trabajadora quien vive en unión libre con el señor Juan, tiene 3 hijos. Tiene un negocio en su casa en el cual vende sopes, empanadas de pollo y tamales. Ella solicito el préstamo para comprar mas insumos para la elaboración de sus antojitos ya que quiere invertir un poco mas en su negocio, con el dinero va a comprar, hojas para el tamal, pollo, chile y maíz para los sopes y las tortillas que son hechas a mano. Ella tiene 30 años con su negocio y comenta que la muy bien ya que guisa muy rico y la mayoría de sus vecinos le compran sus productos y gracias a este negocio pudo mantener a sus hijos y darles una educación.

Las personas que integran este grupo son las siguientes:
Susana: Venta de zapatos
Rosa: Venta de pollos
Esbeide y Gloria: Venta de antojitos
Francisca y Gonzala: Venta de ropa
Marina: Venta de refacciones para bicicletas
Virginia: Venta de colchas por catálogos
Candida: Venta de joyas de plata
Susana: Venta de tamales y tortilla
Sebastián: Venta de tabiques
T.: Venta de mariscos

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
  • 9
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,118,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rio Grande Las Gaviotas Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients to prepare fast foods, including corn, chicken, chili, cheese, and lettuce.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 3, 2011
Listed
May 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011