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El Limoncito Group
In this Group: Virginia, Rosa *, Miryam, Ma Elena, Maria Rosalba, Rosa Isela, Leticia , Lorenza, Jazmin
* not pictured
The "Limoncito" group is located opposite a large reservoir. People fish there in the mornings and the reservoir also serves the purpose of supplying water to fields of crops. They are irrigated fields. The Limoncito group obtained a loan to invest in their businesses. There are nine women in the group. One of them is Maria Rosalba who will invest her loan in buying an overlock sewing machine. Maria does sewing work with her machine but she has a problem: her current machine is an old model and she needs a more recent one that will help her to make clothes and do better work. For example, Maria has to deliver some dresses that she promised to make for some young girls so that they can go out to a dance. She tells us that she knows how to do simpler pieces of work and that was what she always used to do, however, now she has to make dresses which is no easy matter. This is why she needs a new machine. She will use her loan to invest in this and continue working. This is the only way that she has for making money and covering her daily needs. Maria's goals are to become known for her work and to buy the machine that she would like for carrying out her work.

Maria is the mother of four children. Her eldest son is already a grown up and married, the other children are attending elementary school and high school. Maria is 35 years old and has been married for 22 years. She lives in her own home and her husband works as a taxi driver. This is how Maria and her husband make profits for their household and to support their children's education.

The other members of the Limoncito group are:
1. Virginia - who has a stall selling sweet treats.
2. Rosa - who has a grocery store.
3. Miryam - who has a school snack bar.
4. Maria Elena - who has a plant business.
5. Rosa Isela - who sells fruit salads.
6. Leticia - who sells shoes through a catalog.
7. Lorenza - who sells corncobs in the evening.
8. Jazmin - who sells clothes through a catalog.
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El grupo "Limoncito" esta ubicado enfrente D. una gran presa, la gente pesca por la mañanas y tambien la presa cumple la funcion D. abastecer las milpas D. cultivo, por lo tanto son milpas D. riego, el grupo el limoncito obtubo un credito para invertirlo en el comercio, son 9 mujeres que integran el grupo una D. ellas es la señora Maria Rosalba que va invertir su prestamo en comprar una maquina D. coser llamada (Over), la señora Maria se dedica hacer costuras con su maquina D. coser, pero tiene un problema y es que su actual maquina es un modelo atrasado y nesecita uno mas reciente que le pueda ayudar para hacer ropa y un mejor trabajo, un ejemplo es que doña Maria tiene que entregar unos vestidos que se comprometio hacerlos para unas niñas y puedan salir en un baile, ella platica que sabe hacer cosas mas sencillas y siempre era lo que hacia, pero ahora tiene que haer vestidos y no es nada facil, por eso nesecita la maquina nueva, el prestamo le va ayudar para que pueda invertirlo y siga trabajando, es la unica manera para que salga dinero y cubra sus nesecidades diarias, una D. sus metas es que la conoscan por su trabajo y comprar la maquina que quiere para su trabajo, la señora Maria es madre D. 4 hijos, el mayor es un hombre que esta casado, los siguientes hijos estan estudiando la preparatoria y la secundaria, doña Maria tiene 35 años D. edad y 22 años D. casada, vive en casa propia, su marido trabaja en sitio D. taxis, D. esta forma su marido y doña Mary es como obtienen ganancias para su casa y sus hijos en la escuela. Los nombre del resto del grupo el Limoncito son los siguientes:
1.-Virginia, tiene un puesto D. dulces
2.-Rosa, tiene una tienda D. abarrotes
3.-Miryam, tienD. una tienda escolar
4.-Maria Elena, tiene un negocio D. plantas
5.-Rosa Isela, venD. cokteles D. fruta
6.-Leticia, venD. zapatos por catalogo
7.-Lorenza, venD. Elotes en la noche
8.-Jazmin, venD. ropa por catalogo

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
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Limoncito Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011