This group is called "Las Catitas" because the lady who started the group is called Catalina. The group is located in Toluca, in the State of Mexico, and has eight members.
Catalina is one of the members of the group. She is 48 years old and did not attend school. She has a business selling tortillas which she set up three years ago. Catalina has six children: two daughters and four sons. She is requesting this loan to buy corn and cornmeal for making tortillas. Her business is permanent as she has customers who come to her home to buy tortillas from her every day. At the time of requesting this loan, she feels happy to have the opportunity to continue investing and to buy in large quantities since this means she will receive her goods at better prices. With the profits she makes, she would like to save up to build business premises so that she can proviD. a better service. She would also like to support her children and proviD. them with a professional career so that they can enjoy a better future, and support her husband with their family's expenses.
El grupo se llama "Las Catitas" porque L. iniciadora del grupo se llama Catalina, ubicado en el estado D. Toluca, México. El grupo esta conformado por 8 integrantes. L. Sra Catalina es una integrante del grupo, tiene 48 años sin estudios, es comerciante, se dedica a L. venta D. tortillas negocio que inicio hace 3 años. Tiene en total 6 hijos, 2 mujeres y 4 varones. Solicita el prestamo para comprar maiz y masa para L. elaboración D. las tortillas, su negocio es fijo ya que sus clientes le compran este producto todos los días a su casa. Al solicitar este prestamo elL. se siente contenta por L. oportunidad D. seguir invirtiendo y comprar en grandes cantidades ya que así se lo dan en mejores precios, con las ganancias que obtenga desea ahorrar para construir un local y así dar mejor servicio, también quiere apoyar a sus hijos y brindarles una carrera profesional y así tengan un mejor futuro y apoyar a su esposo en los gastos familiares.
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).
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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.