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El Cisne Group
In this Group: Maria Eva , Amelia , Alicia , Elia , Marco Antonio , Manuel *, Luisa , Hermelinda , Lucila
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El Cisne group is made up of 9 members, 2 men and 7 women who are all from the same community. The group’s name was chosen by one of the members who is no longer part of the group. They have been working with the institution for a long time although some members have left but also others have joined. The new members figure that Manuel chose the name because he raised geese in those days.

Eva has benefited from the loans because previously she bought and sold pigs and could thus improve her home and set up a convenience store. She has also used the money for her events chair and table rentals business for her community and for neighboring villages. They are rented for baptisms, first communions, and graduations and these are when she does the best.

She has 60 tables and 108 chairs and this time she will use the money to buy 60 tablecloths for the tables. She brought the tables from Mexico City and she has almost had the business for a year. Her hope is to have more chairs to give her customers better service since one of the challenges was that she didn’t have enough chairs or tables to supply the numbers that were ordered.
Eva is 63, a widow, and she doesn’t have dependents. She now lives close to one of her children and sees her grandchildren.

The members of the group are grateful and happy with the loan and promise to make the repayments. Each of them has different work: Amelia embroiders, Alicia has chickens. Elia will buy the corn for her tortilla store, Marco Antonio will buy chickens for his poultry store, Luisa will purchase corn and feed her pigs, Hermelinda will use it for asbestos, Lucila for pig feed, and Manuel will buy sheep.
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El grupo el cisne esta conformado por 9 integrantes dos de ellos hombres y 7 mujeres todos los integrantes pertenecen a la misma comunidad, el nombre del grupo lo eligió una persona que ya no esta en le grupo, el grupo lleva mucho tiempo trabajando con la institución algunos integrantes han salido pero también ingresan nuevos, así que el nombre lo eligió don Manuel suponen los integrantes recientes porque el criaba gansos en ese entonces.
Doña Eva quien gracias al crédito se ha beneficiado con los prestamos, ya que anteriormente ella se dedicaba a compra y venta de cerdos y con eso pudo mejorar su vivienda y poner una tienda de abarrotes, esta vez ha esta invirtiendo en su negocio de renta de sillas y mesas para eventos especiales en la comunidad o en otras comunidades vecinas, se las van a pedir rentadas cuando tiene bautizos, primeras comuniones, salidas de escuela y es cuando le va mejor.
Tiene 60 mesas con 108 sillas, esta vez ha solicitado el crédito para comprar 60 manteles para sus mesas, las mesas las trajo de México y casi cumple un año en el negocio su esperanza es llegar a tener mas sillas para darle un mejor servicios a su clientes ya que era uno de sus desafíos porque no luego no puede a completar el muro de sillas o mesas que le solicitan.
Doña Eva tiene 63 años de edad es viuda ya no tiene quien dependa de ella ahora slo vive cercas de uno de sus hijos y convive con sus nietos, los integrantes del grupo están agradecidos y contentos por el préstamo se han comprometido a no quedar con el préstamo, cada uno de ellos invertirá en actividades diferentes, Amelia en bordados, Alicia en pollos, Elia comprara maíz para sus tortillería, Marco Antonio comprar pollo para su pollería, Luisa invertirá en maíz y alimenta para cerdos, Hermelinda para asbestos, Lucila para alimento de cerdos, Y Manuel comprara borregos.

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
  • 19
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Cisne Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy tablecloths.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 18, 2011
Listed
Nov 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012