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El Puente De La Amistad Group
In this Group: Isabel, Ana Maria, Juana
Isabel, who is going to use her loan to buy cartons of soft drinks, vegetables, meat, cream, cheese and a can of paint, formed the solidarity group called El Puente de la Amistad. Members Ana Maria and Juana are going to buy a bundle of corn.

Isabel is 58 years old, she studied until the third grade, and lives with her husband and they have 4 older children already working. They live in a very pretty little village with many hills. Many tourists visit in order to buy pottery.

She sells food and Mexican antojitos (street snacks). She began her business 10 years ago learning through work how to run an economical kitchen. She bought kitchen utensils little by little, such as saucers, chairs, pots, and dishes to make casseroles, and sauce pans with which to do her work with the income she was taking in. Her business is on a highway, 5 minutes walking distance from her home.

She offers her clients who are tourists dobladitas (quick bread, rolled into circles and folded into layers), picaditas (tortilla boats with various fillings) beef jerky, tlacoyas (oval shaped fried cakes made from masa), and beef stew.

She likes to give good customer service to her clients, giving them what they ask for. Her business is important because from her profits she pays some of the household expenses. She is also proud of her business because her work allows her to pay for her children’s schooling, right through high school.

She is very happy because with this loan she is going to paint the premises in order to make a better appearance and she will buy supplies in order to prepare the food and will continue in her business with the best beef stew, and she will keep on investing the income into the business. Her dreams and her hopes are to buy some land and to live well with her family.

All the members of this group are grateful to Kiva and the Fundacion Realidad for their help. “These loans allow us to improve and grow our businesses in order to improve the quality of life for our families.”
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Este grupo solidario se llama El Puente de la Amistad, está conformado por la señora Isabel va a comprar con su préstamo refrescos por caja, verduras, carnes, crema, queso y un bote de pintura, las señoras Ana María y Juana van a comprar maíz por bulto. La señora Isabel tiene 58 años de edad, ella estudio hasta el 3er. año de primaria, ella vive en unión libre con su esposo tienen 4 hijos mayores de edad ya trabajan, ellos viven en un pueblito muy bonito con muchos cerros llegan muchos turista a visitarlos venden artesanías de barro, ella vende comida y antojitos mexicanos, ella inicio su negocio hace 10 años aprendió en su trabajo de cocina económica, ella fue comprando poco a poco los utensilio de la cocina las salseras, sillas, ollas, cazuelas, cacerolas con lo que ganaba en su trabajo, su negocio esta a bordo de carretera, se hace de su casa 5 minutos caminando, ella ofrece a sus cliente que son los turistas dobladitas, picaditas, cecina, tlacoyos y guisados, a ella le gusta atender bien a los clientes darles un buen servicio y consentirlos darles lo que le pidan, su negocio es importante porque de ahí va sacando para lo comida y algunos gastos de la casa, ella se siente orgullosa de su negocio de ahí pudo darles estudios a sus hijos hasta la preparatoria, ella está muy contenta con este préstamo que va recibir va a pintar su local para darle mejor presentación y los insumos para prepara la comida y seguir en su negocio con mejores guisados, las ganancias del negocio las utiliza para volver a invertir. Sus sueños y esperanzas son comprar un terreno y vivir bien con la familia. las integrantes del grupos estan muy agradecidas con Kiva y Fundacion Realidad por su ayuda, con estos prestamos mejoramos y crecemos nuestros negocios para vivir mejor con nuestras familias.

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
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,290,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Puente De La Amistad Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy soft drinks, vegetables, meat, cream, cheese and a can of paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 8, 2011
Listed
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012