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Los Helechos Group
In this Group: Maria Ruth, Alicia, Tomas
Señora Alicia lives in a pretty area. She is married to Señor Donaciano, with whom she has eight children. Four of them are married, and the other four are still her responsibility.

She is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of pigs to fatten and later sell in the same location. She has been practicing this activity for five years and eight months, and comments that it's going very well for her, as it has improved her household income.

Her inspiration for this activity was to be able to help her husband with household income, and so be able to help those children who remain at home to move ahead in life. Her husband works in the fields and sells oranges when they are in season.

What she most desires is to continue working in this small business. With each day that passes, her income improves and so she can move her family ahead in life.

The other people who make up this group are: Señor Tomas, who will invest his loan in purchasing materials for making cinder-blocks, and also Señora María Ruth who will invest her loan in the purchase of old iron which she will later sell by the kilo.
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La señora Alicia, vive en un lugar bonito, ella es casada con el señor Donaciano y con quien procreo ocho hijos de los cuales cuatro ya están casado y cuatro están a su responsabilidad.

Ella solicito el préstamo para invertirlo en la compra de marranos para engordarlo y después venderlo en la misma localidad, en esta actividad lleva practicando cinco años y ocho meses en la que comenta que le va bien ya que con ellos a mejorado sus ingresos para su hogar.

Su inspiración por esta actividad fue para apoyar a su esposo con los ingresos de la casa y así sacar adelante a sus hijos que están con ella, aun así también su esposo trabaja en el campo y vende naranja cuando es la temporada.

Lo que más desea es que con esta pequeña actividad pueda seguir trabajando para que cada día mejore más sus ingresos y así sacar delante a su familia.

Las personas que integran en el grupo son: el señor Tomas quien invertirá el préstamo en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de block y así también se integra la señora María Ruth quien invertirá el préstamo en la compra de fierros viejos y luego los venderá por kilo.

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
  • 48
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Helechos Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to pay for the purchase of small pigs to fatten and later sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2011
Oct 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012