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Las Comadres Group
In this Group: Salustia Dorotea , Blanca Estela, Candelaria , Maria Del Carmen
This solidarity group is called "Las Comadres". Salustia Dorotea is going to buy chicken, and feed to fatten chickens. Blanca Estella is going to buy eggs, cooking oil, sugar, soft drinks etc. Candelaria is going to buy crates of avocados. María del Carmen is going to buy cream, cheese, vegetables, meats and soft drinks.

Blanca Estela is 50, and went to school as far as 4th semester of vocational high school. She lives in a common-law relationship with her husband, who is a farmer. They have two adult children who are already working and married. She has a business selling fried tacos, and a grocery store. She is applying for a loan to buy gas and lard to make fried tacos, as well as sugar, cooking oil, eggs, soap, toilet paper, soft drinks etc. to stock her grocery store.

She started her business 5 years ago because she needed financial resources. Her husband encouraged her, and taught her this business. With the income that they earned from their work, they bought ingredients and utensils for making fried tacos. She goes out to sell her products on Saturdays, and during the week she fills orders. She offers her customers fried tacos made with potatoes, requesón (similar to cottage or ricotta cheese), beef, or pork.

Her business is important as a source of family income. She's happy with her business, because thanks to it, the whole family eats well. She goes out and sells her tacos, and then has the money to buy food. She feels proud when her clients tell her that her tacos are delicious. The competition her business faces is that many ladies copy her, but only sell for a time and then stop. She is is planning to set up a location in the market to sell fried tacos. Her hope is to put a cement and tile floor in her house, and that all her family live well.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad: "Thank you very much for your loans that get us out of difficulties and tight spots. Thanks to you, we can get ahead as long as the money is used for something productive.
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Este grupo solidario se llama Las Comadres, está conformado por la señora Salustia Dorotea va a comprar pollo y alimento para engordar los pollos, la señora Blanca Estela va a comprar huevo, aceite, azúcar, refrescos etc., la señora Candelaria va a comprar cajas de aguacate, la señorita María del Carmen va a comprar crema, queso, verduras, carnes y refrescos, La señora Blanca Estela tiene 50 años de edad, ella estudio hasta el 4º. semestre del CBTA, ella vive en unión libre con su esposo que es campesino, ellos tienen dos hijos mayores de edad ya trabajan y son casados, ella tiene su negocio de venta de tacos dorados y una tienda de abarrotes, ella solicito su crédito para comprar gas y manteca para elaborar los tacos dorados y azúcar, aceite, huevo, jabón, papel higiénico, refrescos etc. para surtir su tienda de abarrotes, ella inicio su negocio hace 5 años por falta de recursos económicos, su esposo la motivo, el le enseño este negocio y con sus propios ingresos de lo que ganaban en su trabajo compraron los insumos y los utensilios para elaborar los tacos dorados, ella sale a vender sus productos los sábados y entre semana atiende los pedidos, ella ofrece a sus clientes tacos dorados de papa, requesón y de carne de res o puerco, su negocio es importante porque tiene una fuente de ingresos para la familia, ella está contenta con su negocio, porque gracias a su negocio comen bien toda la familia sale a vender los tacos y ya tiene para comprar para la comida, ella se siente orgullosa cuando sus clientes le dicen que sus tacos están sabrosos, la competencia que enfrenta su negocio es que muchas señoras le copian pero venden un tiempo y dejan de vender, ella está planeando poner un local en el mercado donde venda los tacos dorados, ella tiene la esperanza de ponerle colado y loseta a su casa y que vivan bien toda la familia. Las integrantes del grupo quieren decirle a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “muchas gracias por sus préstamo que nos sacan de apuros y de los compromisos, gracias a ustedes, podemos progresar siempre y cuando el dinero se utilice para algo productivo”.

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
  • 63
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Comadres Group's $1,475 loan helped a member to buy gas, lard, sugar, cooking oil, eggs, soap, toilet paper, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011