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Copala Group
In this Group: Eduarda, Rubisela, Marlene , Ma Lucas*, Julia Elizeth, Martha , Celerina , Alicia , Celerina *, Maria De Los Angeles
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Marlene, 33, is single and has a good education. She is applying for a loan to stock her retail grocery business. She lives with her mother and the two of them, mother and daughter, work hard to grow the business and support their small household. Marlene will use this loan to buy merchandise--mineral water, cooking oil, eggs, dairy products, soft drinks, etc.--that she will resell. She would like to expand the store which she named Cayita Miscelanea, Cayita being the name of her grandmother. She is pleased with her progress so far and hopes with your help to do even more.

Marlene belongs to the Copala Cuyo community bank. The group has 10 members, all women--Alicia, Martha, Eduarda, Maria de los Angeles, Julia, Rubisela, Celerina, Maria Lucas, Celerina and, of course, Marlene--who operate a range of businesses selling cosmetics, accessories, groceries, fruits, perfumes, cheeses, food, sheets, comforters, etc.
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Marlene cuenta con 33 años de edad es soltera es doctora, pero también cuenta con una tienda de abarrotes ella vive con su madre, una de la otra se ayudan para sacar adelante el negocio ya madre e hija son muy trabajadoras y le gustaría hacer el negocio, ella ahora con su préstamo lo invertirá para comprar productos de abarrotes como son: agua mineral, aceite, huevo, leche, productos lácteos, refrescos, etc. a Marlene le gustaría ampliar el local para poner más cosas en su tienda llamada “miscelánea cayita” ya que pusieron el nombre de cayita por su abuelita, ella está muy contenta y espera hacer muchas cosas con la ayuda de su préstamo.

Marlene pertenece a un grupo llamado cópala cuyo está integrado por 10 integrantes todas son mujeres a continuación serán mencionadas: Alicia, Martha, Eduarda, María de los Ángeles, Julia, Rubísela, Celerina, María Lucas, Celerina, que se encuentran trabajando con su préstamo con actividades comerciales como son: venta de cosméticos, accesorios, productos de abarrotes, frutas, perfumees, quesos, comida, sabanas, edredones, etc.

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
  • 29
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Copala Group's $3,300 loan helped a member to stock her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012