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Gemelos Group
In this Group: Alejandra, Brenda Columba, Maria Ocotlan, Catalina, Maria Norma, Erika, Maria Chanel, Rosa Viviana, Lourdes
This group is called 'Gemelos' (Twins) because when the sister of one of the group's members gave birth to twins, it brought a blessing to their business activities. For this reason, they decided to give their group the same name so that it might receive the same blessing. The group is located in the State of Puebla, Mexico.

Brenda T. is the group's treasurer. She is 27 years old, studied up to the sixth year of elementary school, and sells shoes. She also has a stall where she sells 'gorditas' (stuffed corn cakes). Brenda has two children (a son and a daughter). She started making her 'gorditas' three years ago. Her 'gorditas' are stuffed with beans that have been cooked on a special hotplate with salsa and cheese.

Brenda is requesting this loan so that she can rent business premises and also pay a couple of months' rent so that she can work more hygienically as she currently works in the corner of her home. In addition, she would like to buy tables so that she can present a better image and provide more comfort to her diners who have congratulated her on the change that she is planning to make and for having thought of them. She would like to also offer a wider range of snacks.

Brenda feels successful and grateful for the opportunity that she is being given. She hopes that, with this improvement, she will be able to continue helping her husband since he is a construction worker and doesn't have a stable income. She would also like to provide her children with a better education as she didn't receive a good education herself.
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ESTE GRUPO SE LLAMA "GEMELOS", PORQUE GRACIAS AL NACIMIENTO DE UNOS GEMELOS DE LA HERMANA DE UNA DE LAS INTREGANTES LES TRAJO BENDICION A SU ACTIVIDADA LABORAL Y DECIDIERON LLAMARLO ASI PARA TRAER ESA MISMA BENDICION PARA EL GRUPO. ESTA UBICADO EN EL ESTADO DE PUEBLA EN MEXICO. EL GRUPO ESTA CONFORMADO POR 9 INTEGRANTES. LA SEÑORA BRENDA T. ES LA TESORERA DEL GRUPO. ELLA TIENE 27 AÑOS, ESTUDIO HASTA EL SEXTO AÑO DE PRIMARIA, VENDE ZAPATOS Y TIENE UN PUESTO DE GORDITAS. LA SEÑORA BRENDA TIENE 2 HIJOS (UN HOMBRE Y UNA MUJER). ELLA SE DEDICA A LA ELABORACION DE GORDITAS (MASA RELLENA DE FRIJOLES COCIDA EN UN COMAL CON SALSA Y QUESO) EL CUAL LO INICIO HACE 3 AÑOS SOLICITA EL PRESTAMO PARA PODER RENTAR UN LOCAL Y COMPRAR UN PAR DE MESAS PARA DARLE MAS SANIDAD YA QUE TRABAJA EN LA ESQUINA DE SU CASA Y MESAS PARA DARLE UNA MEJOR IMAGEN Y MAYOR COMODIDAD A SUS COMENSALES LOS CUALES LA HAN FELICITADO POR EL CAMBIO QUE PIENSA REALIZAR Y POR PENSAR EN ELLOS Y TENER MAS VARIEDAD DE ANTOJITOS. ELLA SE SIENTE EXITOSA Y AGRADECIDA POR LA OPORTUNIDAD QUE SE LE BRINDA. TAMBIEN ESPERA CON ESTE MEJORAMIENTO SEGUIR AYUDANDO A SU ESPOSO YA QUE EL ES ALBAÑIL Y NO TIENE UN INGRESO ESTABLE.
TAMBIEN DESEA DARLE UNA MEJOR EDUCACION A SUS HIJOS YA QUE ELLA NO LO TUVO.

Additional Information

About CrediComun

This 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).

For more information on CrediComun, please visit its partner page. If you would like to support CrediComun and its borrowers, please visit its lending team.

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
  • 16
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,610,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gemelos Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to invest in expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 20, 2011
Listed
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 1, 2011