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San Miguel Del Centro Group
In this Group: Juan, Gregoria , Cristina , Maria , Maria Juana, Maria Julia, Rufina
This group is called "San Miguel del Centro". The members say that their group's name is the same of that of their community. San Miguel is a large community but it doesn't have many services and is a long way from the main road. They are starting to pave the main streets of the community. In the meantime, there is a lot of loose earth and the roads are cobbled. There are seven members of this group who all live in the same community. The locals are very well-mannered and very kind. Most people make a living selling products, whilst others raise animals.

This group's representative is Gregoria who has been married for 15 years and has four children who go to school: two sons and two daughters. Her husband is a construction worker. Owing to the nature of her husband's work, he sometimes has to stay away from home for one or two weeks since he travels to other states if it is necessary for his work.

Gregoria lives in her own home and she tells us that she works as a cook. She has a business making Mexican snacks and she sells quesadillas, 'pambazos' (white bread, dipped in red chili pepper sauce, stuffed with potatoes and chorizo) and 'tacos dorados' (fried tacos). She also serves coffee, tea and atole (a traditional, corn-based hot drink).

Gregoria has been in her business for several years and tells us that one of her challenges is that the local authorities won't give her permission to work in the market during the week. They only let her work there on weekends: Saturdays and Sundays. She also tells us that she lacks the money she needs to invest and buy everything she needs to work in her business.

Gregoria doesn't want to get into debt and so she is planning to invest her money wisely so that it leaves her some profits. In this way, she would like to be able to help at home, buying what the family needs and improving the children's quality of life. Gregoria's dreams are to improve and stabilize her business since she loses sleep in order to set up her business and she has a long walk between her business and her home. She doesn't want her children to have to leave school because of a lack of money. She does everything for her children.

The other members of the group are:
1. Juan - who looks after and fattens lambs
2. Cristina - who sells tacos and 'gorditas' (stuffed corn cake)
3. María - who buys and sells lambs
4. María Juana - who raises chickens and turkeys
5. María Julia - who raises lambs
6. Rufina - who raises lambs
View original language description ↓
El grupo que presento se llama "San Miguel del Centro", los integrantes del grupo platicarón que el nombre de su grupo es el mismo que el de su comunidad, San Miguel es una comunidad grande pero no cuenta con muchos servicios y esta muy retirada de la carretera, las calles principales las estan empezando a pavimentar, por lo mientras hay mcucha tierra suelta y los caminos muy empedrados, el grupo lo forman 7 personas de la misma comunidad, la gente de esta comunidad es muy educada, y muy amable, la mayoria de la gente es comerciante y otra parte se dedica a criar animales, la representante de este grupo es doña Gregoria, una señora casada hace 15 años, tiene 4 hijos que van a la escuela, 2 hombres y 2 mujeres, su esposo trabaja como constructor de obras, por el tipo de trabajo de su esposo habeces tiene que salir y regresar como a los 8 o 15 dias, ya que el señor sale a otros estados si es necesario para trabajar, doña Gregoria vive en casa propia, y nos platica que trabaja como cocinera, tiene un negocio de antojitos Méxicanos, y vende quesadillas, pambazos y tacos dorados, de tomar hace café, té y atole, en su negocio ya tiene varios años y nos cuenta que sus desafios son que no le dieron el permiso en su presidencia para que trabajara entre semana en el mercado, solo la dejan ponerse los fines de semana que son los dias sabados y domingos, tambien nos comenta que le hace fA. dinero para poder invertirlo y comprar todo lo nesario para poder trabajar su negocio, doña Gregoria no quiere endeudarse por eso piensa invertir bien el dinero y que le deje algo de ganancias, de este modo quiere ayudar en su casa comprando lo nesesario y tambien para que los niños tengan una mejor calidad de vida, los sueños que tiene doña Gregoria son poder mejorar y poner un negocio estable, ya que ella se desvela mucho para poner su negocio y camina mucho tiempo del negocio a la casa, tambien quiere que sus niños no dejen la escuela por fA. de recursos por eso quiere echarle ganas y es por sus hijos. Los demas integrantes del grupo se llaman;
1.-Juan y el se dedica a cuidar y engordar borregos
2.-Cristina, ella vende tacos y gorditas
3.-Maria, compra y vende borregos
4.-Maria, Juana cria pollos y guajolotes
5.-Maria Julia cria de borregos
6.-Rufina, cria de borregos

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
  • 50
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Miguel Del Centro Group's $2,325 loan helped a member to make Mexican snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012