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Laguna Chica Group
In this Group: Rafaela, Claudia , Mariscotit *, Lidia Ivett , Maria Antonia , Iris Janeth , Reyna , Maria Del Rocio , Guillermina
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Maria Antonia is one of the members of a group called Laguna Chica, which is made up of ten people who are very hardworking and friendly. Maria Antonia is 53 years old. She went to school until secondary school, and is the mother of 5 children. Only one of her children is still dependent on her and is in his fourth semester of distance learning high school. She tell sus that a year and three months ago she started her low cost food business because she wants to get her son ahead, giving him an education and offering him a better quality of life. She also says that she has to work very hard to get ahead since the economy is always getting worse.

She tells us how she does her low cost food business. She gets up very early to prepare her food, cooking a variety of traditional food from her area. She sets out some chairs and tables in her business and waits for customers to arrive. She is very happy because she has more customers every day.

Maria Antonia needs this loan to buy tortillas, a variety of chiles, meat, salt, oil, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cabbage, meal, beans, rice and natural gas to do her business and sell her food.

She hopes that with this investment her business will prosper because she wants to continue with it. It gives her the opportunity to get her family ahead. She also tells us that she is very happy with the Foundation for the opportunity it is giving her.

The rest of the members of the group are:
Rafaela-selling Mexican snacks
Claudia-selling food
Mariscotit-selling shoes
Lidia-selling clothes
Iris Janeth-selling Mexican snacks
Reyna-nutrition club
Maria D. Rocio-selling groceries
Guillermina-selling candies
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La señora Maria Antonia es uno de los miembros D. grupo llamado Laguna chica el cual esta integrado por dies personas la cuales son muy trabajadoras y amables, Doña Maria antonia tiene la edad de 53 años, estudio hasta la secundaria, se madre soltera de 5 hijos, solo depende de ella unos de sus hijos que se encuentra estudiando el cuarto semenstre de telebachillerato. Ella platica qe desde hace un año tres meses inicio con su negocio de comida economica porque quiere sacar adelante a su hijo dandole estudios y brindandelo una mejor calidad de vida, ademas de que dice que hay que trabajar muy fuerte para salir adelante ya que la situacion economica es cada vez mas dificil.

Ella nos comenta como lleva a cabo su negocio de comida economia, levantandose desde muy temprano para preparar sus alimentos, cocina una variedad de comidas tipicas de su region, pone unas cuantas sillas y mesas en su negocio y espera a que lleguen sus clientes, se encuentra muy contenta porque dia a dia va teniedo mas clientes.

Doña Maria Antonia necesita este credito para la compra de tortillas, variedad de chiles, carne, sal, aceite, tomate, cebolla, ajo, cilantro, Col, masa, frijoles, arroz y gas para posteriormente realizar su negocio y poner sus alimentos a la venta.

Ella espera que con esta inversion su negocio prospere pues quiere seguir con su negocio ya que le da la oportunidad de sacar adelante a su familia, tambien comenta que se encuentra muy contenta con la fundacion por la oprtunidad que le esta dado.

Los demas miembros D. grupo son:
Rafaela-venta de antojitos mexicanos
Claudia-venta de ropa
Mariscotit-venta de zapatos
Lidia-venta de ropa
Iris Janeth-venta de antojitos mexicanos
Reyna-club de nutricion
Maria D. Rocio-venta de abarrotes
Guillermina-venta de dulces

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
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,021,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Laguna Chica Group's $1,550 loan helped a member to buy tortillas, a variety of chiles, meat, salt, oil, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, cabbage, meal, beans, rice, and natural gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2011
Nov 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012