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La Cabañita Group
In this Group: Consuelo, Leticia*, Ma Del Rosario, Florentina, Maribel , Tomasa, Blanca Estela , Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda, Sofia, Gabriela, Elvia
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Update on La Cabañita Group

Sra. Reynalda is 76 years old and a member of the group “La Cabañita”. This name was selected by the group because they meet in a “cabaña” (hut) owned by one of the members in order to submit their loan payments. Reynalda has managed a bakery for more than 15 years. This business provides a source of employment for her and her children. She says that her entire family works in this business. Reynalda is the senior member of the family and even her grandchildren participate in the work. Some make the flour while others are in charge of baking. Other family members sell by driving tricycles in the community and making deliveries to stores. Reynalda says that she wakes up at an early hour in order to make the bread. She receives orders on a daily basis and then returns home in the evenings in time for dinner. Reynalda says that her business produces a wide variety of products such as croissants, sweet breads, empanadas, sweet rolls, sandwich buns, sponge cakes, ciabatta bread, cream puffs, and many other items. She is requesting a loan from the microfinance institution so that she can buy materials at wholesale such as flour, sugar, milk, eggs, flavorings, firewood, and gas in order to make her delicious breads. Sra. Reynalda’s goal is to continue expanding her business so that her bread becomes well-known in different communities.

The other 14 women are Consuelo, Leticia, Ma. del Rosario, Florentina, Maribel, Tomasa, Elvia, Blanca Estela, Marisela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Sofía, and Gabriela. They will invest their loans in a print shop, selling fruits and legumes, selling shoes through catalogs, selling perfumes, a candy shop, a grocery store, selling jewelry, an auto repair shop, and a food stand. All of them are extremely grateful to the microfinance institution for this loan so that they can better stock their businesses and have better earnings. This will enable them to provide their families a better quality of life.

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La señora Reynalda tiene 76 años de edad y es parte del grupo “La Cabañita” le pusieron ese nombre al grupo por que donde se juntaban a hacer los pagos era una cabaña de una de las integrantes y por eso decidieron ponerle ese nombre. Ella tiene una panadería desde hace mas de 15 años y que sus hijos y ella la pusieron para tener una fuente de empleo. Dice que ahí trabajan todos desde ella que es la mas grande de la familia hasta sus nietos, unos hacen la masa otros hornean, otros salen a vender en triciclos a su comunidad y a dejar entregas atiendas. Dice que desde muy temprana hora se levantan hacer el pan ya que tienen pedidos que entregar a diario y en la tarde vuelven hacer para la hora de la cena. Platica que hacen una gran variedad como cuernitos, conchas, empanadas, chilindrinas, teleras, borrachos, cocodrilos, besos y muchos mas, dice que ella esta pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para comprar por mayoreo materia prima para hacer sus deliciosos panes, como harina, azúcar, leche, huevo, saborizantes, leña y gas. La meta que tiene la señora Reynalda es seguir haciendo su negocio mas grande y que su pan lo conozcan en diferentes comunidades.
Las otras 14 señoras se llaman Consuelo, Leticia, Ma. del Rosario, Florentina, Maribel, Tomasa, Elvia, Blanca Estela, Marisela, Matha, Isabel, Liliana Sofía y Gabriela las cuales su crédito lo invertirán en un taller de serigrafía, venta de frutas y legumbres, venta de zapatos por catalogo, perfumería, dulcería, abarrotes, bisutería, taller mecánico y una pillería, todos ellos están muy agradecidos con la financiera por el crédito que les harán por que así sus negocios estarán mejor surtidos y tendrán mejores ganancias con las cuales podrán darles a sus familias una mejor calidad de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Blanca is a member of the “La Cabañita” group. The members gave the group this name because the place where the group meets is in a cabin belonging to one of the members. Blanca is 36 years old and married to Faustino. They have three children: a young girl of 17 who is in senior high scho... More from La Cabañita Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,089,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Cabañita Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy supplies for making bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012